[oe] OEDEM 2009 summary: Package management
martin.jansa at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 21:33:32 CET 2009
On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 05:12:01PM +0000, Phil Blundell wrote:
> This was the last session of the OEDEM schedule and the number of
> participants was much reduced compared to the previous ones. Partly as
> a result of that it was also very short.
> Key issue: opkg is the defacto standard for package management in
> OE-derived distros but its quality is perceived as low. What can we do
> about this?
Today I've "fixed" one problem we had with opkg in shr.
opkg installs own version of update-alternatives
its the same script as the one packaged as update-alternatives-cworth
its installed to /usr/bin (update-alternatives-cworth is using
/usr/sbin so in PATH is after version from opkg)
I've patch for update-alternatives-cworth to use alternative which was
installed last if there is no alternative with higher priority (see
And it was really confusing to have 2 simillar update-alternatives
scripts in image.
So it should be removed from opkg as I did in
or opkg should provide virtual/update-alternatives as distros are using
preferred_provider for that already.
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Jansa Martin sip:jamasip at voip.wengo.fr
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