Topic: using openembedded and opkg
I've installed openembedded on my development system and built a chumby starter image as per the instructions posted by bunnie (many thanks btw). I've also built various SDK's and lots of packages, and copied the boot image to a uSD card, along with all the packages to another partition on the same card. I can plug the card into my chumby hacker board and it boots up just fine. I've mounted the partition with all the packages that I want to install and now I've run into a problem.
There doesn't seem to be a simple way to use opkg to install packages straight from a directory. If they were organised in a package cache, it could be done with the --cache <directory> option, but naively applying this to various points in the directory structures created by bitbake doesn't seem to work, and no amount of searching for documentation on the internet has turned up any hints either.
So, I've downloaded the source code from opkg from http://code.google.com/p/opkg/ and after I've caught up on sleep I'm going to start reading it for clues. However I'm hoping that some kind soul will be able to point out a simple solution before I resort to doing this.
Does anyone know how to create an opkg cache without a network connection?