oe ipk packages

Hi All,

I'm trying to wrap my head around OE and using bitbake to create
packages for my BB (console only image). I'm trying to compile some
basic programs on the BB, but I know this is easier with bitbake/oe.
Is there some sort of ipk package repository, like git where I can
download precompiled packages? I'm looking to install make or arm-none-
linux-gnuabi to use on my BB but I'm not sure how to install it on the
BB. I'm trying to compile a simple control panel utility to execute on
my BB to change my webcam exposure time. I tried compiling it on my
desktop (which works fine on the desktop), but when I transfer the dir
to the BB and try to execute I get the following:

root@beagleboard:~/v4l2ucp-bb# ./
./v4l2ucp: line 1: syntax error: "(" unexpected (expecting ")")

My project is nearly complete but I can't figure out how to change the
camera exposure directly on my BB, but I can do it on my Ubuntu