I'm trying to run some proprietary software (won't be in opkg, the
company compiled it specifically for me with the Code Sourcery
toolchain) that was compiled for the BeagleBoard that uses some shell
scripts that call /usr/bin/install. The /usr/bin/install program isn't
on my beagleboard with the Angstrom demo, is it possible to get it
from opkg or is there away around using the /usr/bin/install program?


I've taken to using the Debian package search tool[1], then going to the Angstrom repo[2] to find what package to bring in.

It looks like the package you want to bring in is 'coreutils', so try "opkg update; opkg install coreutils" and see if it is there.

[1] http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages#search_contents
[2] http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/repo/