Can I install LEDE dnsmasq package on OpenWrt 14.07?

I'm running OpenWrt 14.07 Breaker Barrier on a TP-LINK TL-WR841ND which only has 4MB flash / 32MB RAM, so I’m reluctant to install LEDE 17 (which would be the easy way to get an updated dnsmasq). What are my options?

Can I do the following to try the LEDE dnsmasq on old OpenWrt?

cd /tmp
opkg remove dnsmasq
opkg install /tmp/dnsmasq_2.78-1_mips_24kc.ipk
# If it doesn't work right, reinstall old version
opkg remove dnsmasq
opkg install /tmp/dnsmasq_2.71-5_ar71xx.ipk

Or, are my chances better with LEDE 17 on 4MB of RAM? The only packages I use are luci for the web GUI and sqm.


There is no chance at all for LEDE's dnsmasq package to work on 14.07 (different libc variants in use, uclibc for OpenWrt up to and including 15.05.x versus musl in OpenWrt trunk/ DD and LEDE).

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There is an LEDE build for your device.

Yeah, I'm considering installing LEDE on my device, but the 4/32 warning makes me hesitant.