To the kind attention of dnsmasq package maintainers https://lede-project.org/packages/start?dataflt[Name_pkg-dependencies*~]=dnsmasq
The latest release can use v2.78 with this simple patch:
diff --git a/package/network/services/dnsmasq/Makefile b/package/network/services/dnsmasq/Makefile index 85308d2b0d..7fbf8e9aa5 100644 --- a/package/network/services/dnsmasq/Makefile +++ b/package/network/services/dnsmasq/Makefile @@ -8,12 +8,12 @@ include $(TOPDIR)/rules.mk PKG_NAME:=dnsmasq -PKG_VERSION:=2.77 +PKG_VERSION:=2.78 PKG_RELEASE:=1 PKG_SOURCE:=$(PKG_NAME)-$(PKG_VERSION).tar.xz PKG_SOURCE_URL:=http://thekelleys.org.uk/dnsmasq/ -PKG_HASH:=6eac3b1c50ae25170e3ff8c96ddb55236cf45007633fdb8a35b1f3e02f5f8b8a +PKG_HASH:=89949f438c74b0c7543f06689c319484bd126cc4b1f8c745c742ab397681252b PKG_LICENSE:=GPL-2.0 PKG_LICENSE_FILES:=COPYING
It is already in Master and Stable, not sure if the stable images have been built, but easy enough to check.
Indeed; 2.78 is part of version 17.01.3 branch that was just updated a couple hours ago: