[Howto] Install Optware on Atheros units (such as WNDR3700)

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ian5142
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 20:55    Post subject: Updated links Reply with quote
Hello,
You can find libc from Chaos Calmer here: https://downloads.openwrt.org/chaos_calmer/15.05.1/ar71xx/generic/packages/base/

then just search for it on the page.

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Atheros:
Netgear R7800 - gateway, DHCP, QoS, VPN
TP-Link Archer C7 v2 x2 - WDS AP, WDS Station
TP-Link TL-WDR3600 v1 - WDS Station
TP-Link 841nd v8 - WDS Station
D-Link 615 C1 x 4 - not used
D-Link 615 E3 x 2 - not used
D-Link 825 B1 - WDS Station
D-Link 862L A1 x2 - WDS Station
Netgear WNDR3700v2 - WDS Station
UBNT loco M2 x2 - airOS

Broadcom
Asus N66U - backup Gateway
Netgear r6300 v1 - AP
Linksys E2500 - not used
Linksys EA2700 - not used
Linksys 160N v3 x2 - not used
Netgear WNDR3700v3 - not used
MediaTek
UBNT EdgeRouter X - not used
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MoltenSolder
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 23:59    Post subject: Problem at step 5 Reply with quote
Hello - am new to DD-WRT - running 29621 for the past week and have successfully (I think!) altered the paths (shown below) to point to the new locations for download from OpenWrt of "libc" and "opkg" but if you take a look at the screen dump shown below

root@DD-WRT:~# cd /tmp
root@DD-WRT:/tmp# wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/chaos_calmer/15.05.1/ar71xx/generic/packages/base/libc_0.9.33.2-1_ar71xx.ipk
Connecting to downloads.openwrt.org (78.24.191.177:80)
libc_0.9.33.2-1_ar71 100% |*************************************************************************************************************| 209k 0:00:00 ETA
root@DD-WRT:/tmp# wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/chaos_calmer/15.05.1/ar71xx/generic/packages/base/opkg_9c97d5ecd795709c8584e972bfdf3aee3a5b846d-9_ar71xx.ipk
Connecting to downloads.openwrt.org (78.24.191.177:80)
opkg_9c97d5ecd795709 100% |********************************************************************************************************************| 59490 0:00:00 ETA
root@DD-WRT:/tmp# ipkg libc_0.9.33.2-1_ar71xx.ipk opkg_9c97d5ecd795709c8584e972bfdf3aee3a5b846d-9_ar71xx.ipk
ERROR: unknown sub-command `libc_0.9.33.2-1_ar71xx.ipk'
usage: ipkg [options...] sub-command [arguments...]

issuing the "ipkg" command line results in an error that is not listed in step 5 nor does it show any "Unpacking" or "Configuring" messages as shown in step 5 on page one of this thread.

Does any expert know where I have made an error OR how to work around this problem?

Also tried "ipkg install" command as in:-
root@DD-WRT:/tmp# ipkg install libc_0.9.33.2-1_ar71xx.ipk opkg_9c97d5ecd795709c8584e972bfdf3aee3a5b846d-9_ar71xx.ipk
ERROR: File not found: //usr/local/lib/ipkg/lists/barrier_breaker
You probably want to run `ipkg update'
mkdir: can't create directory '/jffs/tmp/': Read-only file system
root@DD-WRT:/tmp#

But as you can see got a different error this time of "file not found" also with a mysterious reference to "barrier breaker" INSTEAD of "chaos calmer" (if I got the paths correctly altered to point to "chaos calmer" version where is the "barrier breaker" version reference coming from?) - also the "ipkg install" looks like it tried to run a "mkdir" which failed as you can see.

Does anyone know how to resolve this? Help would be appreciated.
MoltenSolder
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 21:30    Post subject: Reply with quote
OK I made some adjustments to these instructions which got me to the end of the installation -Step 8- issued the "opkg update" command and then all the optware libraries scrolled past on screen as everything updated itself just fine! Laughing
juliushibert
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 16:23    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm having no luck getting ipkg to work on my Buffalo WZR-HP-AG300H. Usually ipkg produces no results and when trying to install a specific package I get an unhelpful error:

Code:
ipkg install libc_0.9.33.2-1_ar71xx.ipk
ipkg_install_file: ERROR: File  not found

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ian5142
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Location: Canada

PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 19:53    Post subject: Optware Reply with quote
Hello,
You need to transfer the .ipk file to the router manually (using WinSCP or Filezilla), then cd to that location, then run that command. It can be done but it takes a fair bit of legwork.

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Some dd-wrt wiki pages are up to date, others are not. PM me if you find an old one, I am trying to update them.

Atheros:
Netgear R7800 - gateway, DHCP, QoS, VPN
TP-Link Archer C7 v2 x2 - WDS AP, WDS Station
TP-Link TL-WDR3600 v1 - WDS Station
TP-Link 841nd v8 - WDS Station
D-Link 615 C1 x 4 - not used
D-Link 615 E3 x 2 - not used
D-Link 825 B1 - WDS Station
D-Link 862L A1 x2 - WDS Station
Netgear WNDR3700v2 - WDS Station
UBNT loco M2 x2 - airOS

Broadcom
Asus N66U - backup Gateway
Netgear r6300 v1 - AP
Linksys E2500 - not used
Linksys EA2700 - not used
Linksys 160N v3 x2 - not used
Netgear WNDR3700v3 - not used
MediaTek
UBNT EdgeRouter X - not used
juliushibert
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 21:05    Post subject: Reply with quote
So I've transferred the packages to ~/ but I still get the same error.

Code:
root@bhib:~# cd ~/
root@bhib:~# ll
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root       16.4K Jul 22 00:09 coreutils-tee_8.23-1_ar71xx.ipk
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root       37.0K Jul 22 00:06 curl_7.49.0-1_ar71xx.ipk
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root      209.3K Jul 21 23:43 libc_0.9.33.2-1_ar71xx.ipk
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root       56.2K Jul 21 23:43 opkg_618-3_ar71xx.ipk
root@bhib:~# ipkg install ./libc_0.9.33.2-1_ar71xx.ipk
ipkg_install_file: ERROR: File  not found

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ian5142
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 21:09    Post subject: RAM Reply with quote
Transfer them to /tmp

tmp is actually ram so it is cleared when the power is first turned on. Then type:
cd /tmp

then run the ipkg command.

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Before asking a question on the forums, update dd-wrt: Where do I download firmware? I suggest reading it all.

Some dd-wrt wiki pages are up to date, others are not. PM me if you find an old one, I am trying to update them.

Atheros:
Netgear R7800 - gateway, DHCP, QoS, VPN
TP-Link Archer C7 v2 x2 - WDS AP, WDS Station
TP-Link TL-WDR3600 v1 - WDS Station
TP-Link 841nd v8 - WDS Station
D-Link 615 C1 x 4 - not used
D-Link 615 E3 x 2 - not used
D-Link 825 B1 - WDS Station
D-Link 862L A1 x2 - WDS Station
Netgear WNDR3700v2 - WDS Station
UBNT loco M2 x2 - airOS

Broadcom
Asus N66U - backup Gateway
Netgear r6300 v1 - AP
Linksys E2500 - not used
Linksys EA2700 - not used
Linksys 160N v3 x2 - not used
Netgear WNDR3700v3 - not used
MediaTek
UBNT EdgeRouter X - not used
juliushibert
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Joined: 18 Jul 2010
Posts: 44

PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 22:34    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've transfered them into /tmp but it still doesn't seem to be installing the packages via ipkg...

Code:
root@bhib:/tmp# ipkg install /tmp/libc_0.9.33.2-1_ar71xx.ipk /tmp/opkg_618-3_ar71xx.ipk
ipkg_install_file: ERROR: File  not found

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js1662
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:22    Post subject: Reply with quote
I suggest that you follow this guide instead: http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=177532 as it was updated less than a month ago on 7/1/2016.
juliushibert
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Posts: 44

PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:30    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thank you js1662. That guide worked a charm and now I can install packages via opkg.

I get the odd error about directory's not existing or being writable, but despite that the packages appear to install correctly. So I guess they're to be ignored for now.

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