How do I get make download to get everything required for make compile?

I am trying to setup offline compilation to build OpenWrt hello world:

I have tried building with make download set up (so I can run the build itself while offline) when I have internet access but unfortunately the build make package/compile/helloworld V=s still tries to download the git repository anyway: fatal: unable to access '': Could not resolve host: [](

How can I get make package/helloworld/compile to no longer try to download the package during the actual build? (The package has already been downloaded by make download.)

Note: online builds work fine.

You will have to ask the author of that fork for the answer.

Better that you use the Official OpenWrt wiki HelloWorld recipe to get a better feel to building packages on OpenWrt (and a better response to any further queries).

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