General VU+ Receiver Tutorials How to Install an IPK

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If you want to install a plugin or skin etc manually & it is in .ipk format then this is for you.

There are three basic methods for installing .ipk files

1. Using DCC
This is the easiest way as shown below:
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2. Using Telnet from
Linux, Windows or within DCC

Transfer the .ipk to the STB's /tmp directory. Once transferred use the following command in a telnet session:
Code:
ipkg install /tmp/enigma2-plugin-extensions-nameofplugin.ipk
Some sessions allow copy & paste. DCC does not.
The ipkg command does not work on some images. On those images use opkg instead.
The following example demonstrates the opkg method:
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3. Manual installation
Again, transfer the .ipk to the STB's /tmp directory. Once transferred follow the following method:
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Thanks go to Tunisiasat for the animated gifs.
 

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You can also install dreamexplorer and then it doesn't matter where you put the ipk as long as it is somewhere accessible to the box.
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Open Dreambox Explorer or Filebrower and navigate to the ipk you want to install. Highlight it in the list press OK. Follow the prompts. Restart GUI and job is a goodun.
 
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