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  1. #1
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    Dec 2006
    Sydney, AU

    Exclamation Errors downloading ipkg from

    I've been trying to get some results with different ideas and tried to set up the ipkg package management system and have struck an error.

    When I tried to run the command: update <enter>

    Downloading ...
    wget: Unknown host
    ipkg_download: ERROR: Failed to retrieve, returning
    ipkg_update: Error downloading to /opt/lib/ipkg/lists/wl500g

    Is the download page busted?

    Can I alter a configuration file to grab it from another location... like


  2. #2
    Have a look here :

    Starting from
    So what do I have to do to start using this new version of the uClibc library? answers all your questions I think.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Sydney, AU

    Smile ...fixed!

    Thanks for your input on that Reo.... it was useful but the same "host unknown" error occurred... which alerted me to the fact that the host name wasn't being resolved through a DNS. Via a forum search I found another post with the same issue and it was solved by placing "nameserver[ips's dns]" in /tmp/resolv.conf so I did that and it worked for me.

    Funny that there is no DNS field in the LAN setup pages of the WL500gP (



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