Configure the Opkg Client to Work with Artifactory

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As there is no "release" of the Opkg client, to support gpg signature verification and basic HTTP authentication that are provided by Artifactory it has to be compiled with the following options: --enable-gpg --enable-curl

For example, to compile Opkg on Ubuntu to support these you can use:

Compiling Opkg

# Download opkg release (latest when this was written was 0.3.1):
tar -zxvf opkg-0.3.1.tar.gz
# Install compilation dependencies:
apt-get update && apt-get install -y gcc libtool autoconf pkg-config libarchive13 libarchive-dev libcurl3 libcurl4-gnutls-dev libssl-dev libgpgme11-dev
# Compile Opkg(compile with curl to support basic auth, and with gpg support for signature verification):
# Note: if there's no configure script in the release you downloaded you need to call ./ first
./configure --with-static-libopkg --disable-shared --enable-gpg --enable-curl --prefix=/usr && make && sudo make install

Each Opkg feed corresponds to a path in Artifactory where you have chosen to upload ipk packages to. This is where the Packages index is written.

For example, you can add each such feed to your opkg.conf (default location is / etc/opkg/opkg.conffile) with entries like:

Opkg feed locations

src artifactory-armv7a http://prod.mycompany:8080/artifactory/opkg-local/path/to/my/ipks/armv7a
src artifactory-i386 http://prod.mycompany:8080/artifactory/opkg-local/path/to/my/ipks/i386