Optware IPKG

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Optware_IPKG (ipkg for short) is a system for delivering software packages to NAS devices and other Linux-based small computer systems.

The Optware project was originally started to develop optional software for the Linksys NSLU2 NAS device. The Itsy Package Management System ("ipkg") was created to deliver this software, and the software packages it depended on. The project has branched out to compile and deliver this software to many different NAS platforms.

QNAP supplies Ipkg as a QPKG option on many of their products. By installing ipkg, you open the door to installing many other software packages by many different developers.


Optware is installed to /opt, and this is where ipkg installations also go. /opt is a link to /share/MD0_DATA/.qpkg/Optware/ which corresponds to the first drives that you set up as an array.

Here is a sample list of files for 'mpd' using 'ipkg files mpd'

Package mpd (0.15.15-2) is installed on root and has the following files:

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Configuration files for ipkgs are stored in /opt/etc.


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