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Generating / Compiling IPK

To add additional features, one can generate a package file that can then be added to an already running openwrt system.

There are two ways to do this:

  1. Compile IPK file manually
  2. Turn on functions in make menuconfig and have them built automatically. (See this link here)

Option 1 is listed below:

To generate IPK Files, an example is listed here:

  1. Checkout the gateworks source code as explained on the wiki OpenWrt/building. Build the software.
  2. cd into the trunk directory.
  3. Type the following command, adjusting it depending on the needed package:
make package/feeds/packages/lighttpd/install -j8 V=99 && make package/index

Example output below:

x@xdev:/usr/src/x/builds/gateworks-openwrt-12-10/trunk$ make package/feeds/packages/lighttpd/install -j8 V=99 && make package/index
 make[1] package/feeds/packages/lighttpd/compile
 make[2] -C package/e2fsprogs compile
 make[2] -C feeds/packages/libs/gettext compile
 make[2] -C feeds/packages/libs/libiconv compile
 make[2] -C package/libtool compile
 make[2] -C package/zlib compile
 make[2] -C feeds/packages/libs/libxml2 compile
 make[2] -C feeds/packages/libs/pcre compile
 make[2] -C package/libreadline compile
 make[2] -C package/ncurses compile
 make[2] -C package/ncurses compile
 make[2] -C feeds/packages/libs/sqlite3 compile
 make[2] -C package/ocf-crypto-headers compile
 make[2] -C package/openssl compile
 make[2] -C feeds/packages/net/lighttpd compile

  1. Find the ipk file located at a location such as:
x@xdev:/usr/src/x/builds/gateworks-openwrt-12-10/trunk$ ls bin/cns3xxx/packages/lighttpd_1.4.28-1_cns3xxx.ipk 

Install IPK File

Via Webgui

Once the ipk file is acquired:

  1. Place it on an accessible location on the same network as the Gateworks board
  2. Simply upload it via the OpenWRT webgui as pictured below (typically found at 192.168.1.1):

Via command line

  1. Transfer ipk file to Gateworks board via utility such as wget
  2. Run command:
    opkg install example.ipk
    

where example.ipk is the ipk to be installed.

Other Notes

Please also reference the OpenWRT link: http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howtobuild/single.package

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