My problem is that whatever I try I cannot install via opkg
At first I just thought I was making noobie syntax/protocol type errors and that I could muddle through and although I'm sure I am doing that stuff, there's a problem here too.
opkg update reports no valid architecture from every repo and although one step might be to modify opkg.conf I am both having issues using vi and I'm also skeptical that it's going to solve the problem.
Can anyone tell me what might be causing this (rather than speculate how to solve it)? Seems to me there must be some really obvious FUBAR I just can't see as it's too close to me face.
I’ve tried several repos (some I know are live) and am also unable to intall from a local repository. I guess I was hoping there might either be an idiot’s guide or some kind of logical explanation that could show me what I’m missing.
Archived repo’s a good stab but I’m aware of that issue for starters.
Likely reason is that it is not a real Openwrt build, but a private build from their own repo where they have added new target and subtargets suited for their devices. (To my knowledge there has never been brcm63xx-tch here, so the subtarbet brcm63xx-tch/VANTF is even more exotic.)
Earlier discussion about Techniocolor devices can be easily found with forum search. That is probably your FUBAR if there is any
But to be honest, your firmware is based on ancient 15.05.1, so nobody active here really remembers how things exactly looked before LEDE forking and 17.01 and re-merging and 18.06 and formal EOLing of 15.05 branch...
Sorry, a bit off topic. I have a couple of those TG789vac v2. Since this is ISP provided free modem, you can find them at a low or free price at gumtree. I followed this link and install LUCI successfully on it at port 81. I played a while, it seems LUCI works without any issue. Does it mean this modem could install openwrt?
I am a newbie for openwrt. May I ask why this blog used an old version LUCI? Can I install the latest version LUCI?
technicolor-tg789vac-v2 has 400MHZ cpu, 256M ram and 128M flash. It should fit for latest version openwrt for hardware perspective.