First off, a little about my BBB software version:

uname -a:

Linux beaglebone 3.8.13 #1 SMP Wed Sep 4 09:09:32 CEST 2013 armv7l GNU/Linux


lsb_release -a:

Distributor ID: Angstrom Description: Angstrom GNU/Linux v2012.12 (Core edition) Release: v2012.12 Codename: Core edition

In my opkg base.conf:

src/gz base

In order to get access to “phpize.” I need to install the php development tools, so when I try to install the ipk for “php-dev,” (located at, I get the following error:

root@beaglebone:~# opkg install php-dev
Installing php-dev (5.3.19-r4.0.2) to root…
php-dev: unsatisfied recommendation for libssl-dev
php-dev: unsatisfied recommendation for mysql5-dev
php-dev: unsatisfied recommendation for libcrypto-dev
php-dev: unsatisfied recommendation for sqlite3-dev
Collected errors:

  • satisfy_dependencies_for: Cannot satisfy the following dependencies for php-dev:
  • libc-client (= 2007e-r1.3) *
  • opkg_install_cmd: Cannot install package php-dev.

So, it appears libc-client is needed to install the php development tools. I see that in my same base feed, there is libc-client-dev and libc-staticdev, but no “libc-client,” which php-dev has a dependency for.

Any help would be appreciated… and yes, I am a newbie.