iPKG is itsy in several ways:
B: /etc/ipkg/familiar-ipaqsa.conf - Architectures listing.
C: /etc/ipkg/.conf Defines individual feed locations.
argument in a manner similar to cvs).
usage: ipkg [options...] sub-command [arguments...]
where sub-command is one of:
update Update list of available packages
upgrade Upgrade all installed packages to
install Download and install
install Install package
configure  Configure unpacked packages
remove Remove package
flag ... Flag package(s)
(=hold|noprune|user|ok|installed|unpacked (one per invocation))
list List available packages and descriptions
files List all files belonging to
search Search for a package providing
info [pkg ] Display all/some info fields for or all
status [pkg ] Display all/some status fields for or all
download Download to current directory.
compare_versions (compare versions using <= < > >= = << >>)
print_architecture prints the architecture.
whatdepends [-A] [pkgname|pat]+
whatdependsrec [-A] [pkgname|pat]+
whatprovides [-A] [pkgname|pat]+
whatconflicts [-A] [pkgname|pat]+
whatreplaces [-A] [pkgname|pat]+
-A Query all packages with whatdepends,
whatprovides, whatreplaces, whatconflicts
-V Set verbosity level to . If no value is
--verbosity provided increase verbosity by one. Verbosity levels:
0 errors only
1 normal messages (default)
2 informative messages
3 debug output
-f Use as the ipkg configuration file
-conf Default configuration file location
-d Use as the the root directory for
-dest package installation, removal, upgrading.
should be a defined dest name
from the configuration file, (but can also
be a directory name in a pinch).
-o Use as the root directory for
-offline offline installation of packages.
-verbose_wget more wget messages
Force Options (use when ipkg is too smart for its own good):
-force-depends Make dependency checks warnings instead of
errors and install/remove package in spite offailed dependences
-force-defaults Use default options for questions asked
ipkg. (no prompts). Note that this will not
prevent package installation scripts from
-force-reinstall Allow ipkg to reinstall a package.
-force-overwrite Allow ipkg to overwrite files from another
package during an install.
-force_space Install even if there does not seem to be
-noaction No action -- test only
-nodeps Do not follow dependences
-recursive Allow ipkg to remove package and all that
depend on it.
-test No action -- test only
-t Specify tmp-dir.
--tmp-dir Specify tmp-dir.
Install the ftp program:
ipkg install ftp
Install from an url (ipkg version >=0.9):
ipkg install http://url/to/some/package.ipk
Perform a limited local "ipkgfind" (assuming you've already run ipkg update):
ipkg list|grep searchstring