I use OpenWRT for some time but just the basics that my router functions and I have WiFi. I use it through LuCI, and when updating packages, I noticed the checkbox "Overwrite files from other packages". Is it safe to tick it? When I tick it, the used space mostly decreases after the update is complete. Is this an intended behaviour?
Thanks for your answers!
"the snapshot firmware", by that, do you mean that a good practice for upgrading is to just flash a new image and then reinstall all the packages (which will be the newest packages)?
Im using x86_64 stable 19.07.3, is it possible, say, every month (until a new stable revision comes out) to via luci flash the same 19.07.3 image and then install all the packages?
I understood that; but as I said, that belief is not necessarily correct. And you're right, the same version wouldn't do much.
OK...I thought I mentioned it above...as you see this is in the Wiki...specifically:
Those looking to be on the bleeding edge can consider using the snapshot releases, but should be mindful of the differences between stable and snapshot. Or, alternatively, build a custom image with the desired updated packages included in that image. The remaining users who still want to use opkg upgrade should only do so with selected individual packages (do not bulk update, do not blindly update) and they should be aware that problems may occur that could necessitate a complete reset-to-defaults to resolve .
optionally, you can build your own custom image too