Developer(s)Alejandro del Castillo, Paul Barker, Thomas Wood, Tick Chen, Graham Gower
Preview release
0.4.2 / December 16, 2019; 2 years ago (2019-12-16)[1]
Written inC
Operating systemLinux
TypePackage management system
LicenseGPL v2
Websitegit.yoctoproject.org/cgit/cgit.cgi/opkg/ Edit this on Wikidata

opkg (open package management) is a lightweight package management system based upon ipkg. It is written in C and resembles Advanced Package Tool (APT)/dpkg in operation. It is intended for use on embedded Linux devices and is used in this capacity in the OpenEmbedded and OpenWrt projects.[2]

Opkg was originally forked from ipkg by the Openmoko project.[3] More recently, development of opkg has moved from its old Google Code repository to Yocto Project where it is actively maintained again.

Opkg packages use the .ipk extension.


  1. ^ "opkg - Opkg lightweight package management system".
  2. ^ "Opkg Package Manager". OpenWrt. 2018-06-23. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  3. ^ "Openmoko: Opkg". 2010-06-29. Archived from the original on 2016-10-05. Retrieved 2016-10-03.