QUOTE(bam @ Jul 22 2006, 11:15 AM)
so how do I extract data from a oz ipk?
Just like you'd extract any modern .ipk:
ar -x $IPK (IIRC)
tar -xzf data.tar.gz
There are older ipk files which do not use ar for the top-layer compression, but tar+gzip.
However, OZ only uses the newer ar archives. I dunno what the other distros use.
altboot is very flexible and could be made to work on any distro that installs the busybox tools with a bit of efford.
If you intend to do so, patches are of course very welcome.