Changes between Version 4 and Version 5 of OpenWrt/Packages


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Timestamp:
04/12/2018 04:20:26 PM (7 months ago)
Author:
Ryan Erbstoesser
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add Gateworks recommendations

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    3 = OpenWrt Package management =
     3= OpenWrt Package Management =
    44OpenWrt uses a package management system for installing/removing/updating packages.  The application used is 'opkg' and the package files have a '.ipk' extension.
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     7= OpenWrt Package Recommendations =
     8** IMPORTANT - Please Read **
     9 * Gateworks OpenWrt by default comes with a select number of packages that are commonly used. It is expected that customers may need more packages than what are already installed by default.
     10 * Gateworks recommends their customers to [wiki:OpenWrt/building build the Gateworks OpenWrt BSP] and compile the packages they need using the 'make menuconfig' command discussed in these [wiki:OpenWrt/Configuration customizing instructions].
     11 * A less involved alternative could be to [wiki:ipkupload compile individual packages discussed here]
     12 * Using the opkg command to install new packages from a repository is the most common method, however, there are a few caveats:
     13  * The Gateworks OpenWrt package repository has a limited number of packages available
     14  * Using packages from downloads.openwrt.org can result in using packages that were built for a different version of OpenWrt other than that which is installed as well as packages that may have missing dependencies.
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    618= OpenWrt Package feeds =