There has not been any problem in the actual building of 18.06, 19.07 or master, but just in the buildbot's handling of git context, which led to broken repo contents at the download site.
in my case
I have issue building IPX4018 using 18.06.3 the resulting image is too large to fit (it does not matter if i choose less packages)
19.07 builds the same target without issue
what is this new version 18.06.4? it was tagged about 14 hours ago...
$ git log --pretty=oneline v18.06.3..v18.06.4 f6429577c5 (tag: v18.06.4) OpenWrt v18.06.4: adjust config defaults ef686b7292 uqmi: bump to latest git HEAD 3dc740257b uqmi: inherit firewall zone membership to virtual sub interfaces a2c22b8776 uqmi: fix PIN_STATUS_FAILED error with MC7455 WCDMA/LTE modem d5ff0897cb kernel: bump 4.14 to 4.14.131 18266fc6c0 kernel: bump 4.9 to 4.9.184 5e771160b8 kernel: bump 4.14 to 4.14.130 9c6fb1d67a kernel: bump 4.14 to 4.14.129 6c1bef833d kernel: bump 4.9 to 4.9.183 467adaf6c5 OpenWrt v18.06.3: revert to branch defaults
thanks heads up, i just noticed some of the changelogs, looks like some kernel updates non critical that i notice
Not to complain but i find it odd were talking about 18.06.4 with 18.06.3 not even fully compiled and released to general public
Also 19.07 soon to drop... I assume the naming conventions matches the YEAR.Month
My only experience with building is some Debian vm with pre installed packages(precompiled packages) and image builder (https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-user/additional-software/imagebuilder) to add things like ssh/openvpn and now wireguard to the vanilla build .
I'm using the wiki https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-developer/build-system/start, but i'm unsure how to even start, because I know i install git, but i don't use it on a weekly or monthly basis so im not even sure how to not point my branch to master and 18.06.4. Perhaps someone can point me to a different guide in the interim?
I've been itching to flash since the announcement of the release, and so if anyone can link me a guide to build for 18.06.4 or even 18.06.3 because i've been waiting a week to download the ar71xx imagebuilder for archer c7 v2 to add ssl. I'll continue to look around. I might wait for the 19.07 releases to be stable later down the road.
Or just build off
master. Other than needing "release" builds for testing upgrades, I can't remember the last time I ran one since I started building my own images.
Apparently devs decided to avoid confusion and to skip the 18.06.3 that was miscompiled by buildbot, and will compile and release 18.06.4 instead.
Its contents can be seen from the git logs, like always. Like Jeff already quoted above, simply a kernel version bump and small fixes for uqmi. Nothing special.
Buildbot has been compiling since yesterday morning... http://release-builds.openwrt.org/18.06/images/grid
(And the 18.06.4 download directory seems to be hidden, so that people cannot download binaries before the official release.)
just to calm everyone, i built all packages and firmwares of the mvbeu (eg linksys wrt) and the build took 4 hours and everything is perfect.
Both the 18.06.3 and 18.06.4 folders are now visible on the following page: https://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/
However, the subfolders for specific targets end up on a forbidden page for 18.06.4.
Does anyone know why these images aren't accessible? And should the 18.06.3 images be okay to install?
Edit: 18.06.4 images are now also accessible!
Don't consider any release offecial until it's announced.
Because the release is not ready for deployment yet. Might be because the buildbots are still building, or because of other things.
hg556a full call data thenkyou openwrt 18.06.4 yesssssssss
You probably want to start a new thread and focus the content there with clear statements about what you're trying and the result.
I need them to fix the dbm power
And "they" need you to follow @darksky suggestion to be able to help you.
why the time between 18.06.4 and 18.06.3 is so short this time? is 18.06.4 a hotfix for 18.06.3?
There were a series of "critical" security patches to the Linux kernel that drove the releases.
So can we expect 19.07 soon, any plans for release date ?
Looking forward to new 4.14 kernel features on ath79 platform