ImageBuilder (Image Generator): how to build all profiles?

Say I have an ImageBuilder for ath79, how can I use it to generate all the ath79 images?

At the moment if I run it without the "PROFILE" argument it generates only one image.

normally, omitting the PROFILE is the way to generate all images, AFIAK. What is the command you are issuing? Does the output indicate any specific devices that fail (such as for lack of space)?

Also, do you really want to build all images? Unless you are building for the entire target for a scenario like providing pre-built community builds and/or you really own/control a large variety of devices, it's usually not really worth building all images if you only need a selected few.


If I run just make image without anything only the image for "ath79 - Ubiquiti Nanostation Loco M XW" is generated.

I do not get any failure, the exit code is 0.

Yes I am sure I want to generate all the images because my goal is to provide an OpenWrt based image for OpenWISP to help people try out the different features of OpenWISP faster via the demo service.

Right now a lot of users get stuck with all the preparations so I am trying to make it simpler for them.

I just downloaded the vanilla image builder of the latest stable version (22.03), at, unpacked it, and run make image on it and it generated these files:


I was curious to see if I tried the default image builder if I would get a different result, so far the generated image is not the same but it's still just one image instead of all the images.

Am I missing something?

I don't use IB, but presumably as in menuconfig:

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	make manifest PROFILE="<profilename>" # override the default target profile

Theortically, you can adjust the manifest for the proifles, similar to what @anomeome suggetsted (if I had to guess, the menuconfig options end up writing this manifest, so they're probably equivalent)

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Thanks for your help!

I am trying to build with CONFIG_TARGET_MULTI_PROFILE=y.
I am pretty sure this is what was missing before.

I get the following error:

# create an empty package index so `opkg` doesn't report an error
touch ~/openwrt/build_dir/target-mips_24kc_musl/owf-imagebuilder-22.03-ath79-generic.Linux-x86_64/packages/Packages
install -m0644 ./files/ ~/openwrt/build_dir/target-mips_24kc_musl/owf-imagebuilder-22.03-ath79-generic.Linux-x86_64/packages/
echo ''                                                        >> ~/openwrt/build_dir/target-mips_24kc_musl/owf-imagebuilder-22.03-ath79-generic.Linux-x86_64/repositories.conf
echo '## This is the local package repository, do not remove!' >> ~/openwrt/build_dir/target-mips_24kc_musl/owf-imagebuilder-22.03-ath79-generic.Linux-x86_64/repositories.conf
echo 'src imagebuilder file:packages'                          >> ~/openwrt/build_dir/target-mips_24kc_musl/owf-imagebuilder-22.03-ath79-generic.Linux-x86_64/repositories.conf
find ~/openwrt/bin/targets/ath79/generic/packages ~/openwrt/bin/packages/mips_24kc/base ~/openwrt/bin/packages/mips_24kc/coova ~/openwrt/bin/packages/mips_24kc/luci ~/openwrt/bin/packages/mips_24kc/openwisp ~/openwrt/bin/packages/mips_24kc/openwisp_monitoring ~/openwrt/bin/packages/mips_24kc/packages -type f -name '*.ipk' \
	-exec cp -fpR -t ~/openwrt/build_dir/target-mips_24kc_musl/owf-imagebuilder-22.03-ath79-generic.Linux-x86_64/packages/ {} +
echo ''                                                        >> ~/openwrt/build_dir/target-mips_24kc_musl/owf-imagebuilder-22.03-ath79-generic.Linux-x86_64/repositories.conf
echo 'option check_signature'                                  >> ~/openwrt/build_dir/target-mips_24kc_musl/owf-imagebuilder-22.03-ath79-generic.Linux-x86_64/repositories.conf
install -d -m0755 ~/openwrt/build_dir/target-mips_24kc_musl/owf-imagebuilder-22.03-ath79-generic.Linux-x86_64/keys
cp -fpR -L ~/openwrt/staging_dir/target-mips_24kc_musl/root-ath79/etc/opkg/keys/ ~/openwrt/build_dir/target-mips_24kc_musl/owf-imagebuilder-22.03-ath79-generic.Linux-x86_64/
cp: cannot stat '~/openwrt/staging_dir/target-mips_24kc_musl/root-ath79/etc/opkg/keys/': No such file or directory
make[3]: *** [Makefile:45: ~/openwrt/bin/targets/ath79/generic/owf-imagebuilder-22.03-ath79-generic.Linux-x86_64.tar.xz] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory '~/openwrt/target/imagebuilder'
time: target/imagebuilder/install#0.15#0.09#0.29
    ERROR: target/imagebuilder failed to build.
make[2]: *** [target/Makefile:30: target/imagebuilder/install] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory '~/openwrt'
make[1]: *** [target/Makefile:24: ~/openwrt/staging_dir/target-mips_24kc_musl/stamp/.target_install] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory '~/openwrt'
make: *** [~/openwrt/include/ world] Error 2

Seems to get stuck with opkg keys. Any hint on how to resolve this?

I resolved the compilation issue.

The image builder still generates only one device (the first one) with make image.

The first lines of the .config file unpacked in the imagebuilder archive are:

# CONFIG_TARGET_sunxi is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_apm821xx is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_ath25 is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_bcm27xx is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_bcm53xx is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_bcm47xx is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_bcm4908 is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_bcm63xx is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_bmips is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_octeon is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_gemini is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_mpc85xx is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_mxs is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_lantiq is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_malta is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_pistachio is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_mvebu is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_kirkwood is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_mediatek is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_ramips is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_at91 is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_tegra is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_layerscape is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_qoriq is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_imx is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_octeontx is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_oxnas is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_armvirt is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_ipq40xx is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_ipq806x is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_realtek is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_rockchip is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_archs38 is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_omap is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_uml is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_zynq is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_x86 is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_ath79_mikrotik is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_ath79_nand is not set
# CONFIG_TARGET_ath79_tiny is not set