I see 18.06.02 is available--great news, thanks guys. Now the question is if I upgrade, will, in theory, any packages that I have previously installed remain installed, or would upgrading mean that I reinstall and configure them again?
Basically I am using the router as DLNA server for an NTFS disk, so that involves USB, NTFS and miniDLNA related packages installing and configuration.
Now the question is if I upgrade, will, in theory, any packages that I have previously installed remain installed, or would upgrading mean that I reinstall and configure them again?
Given you installed packages not in the image,
yes, you will have to reinstall them; but not reconfigure - as the config files should remain.
Make sure you manually create a backup of your configs before upgrade, just in case!
With any re-flash / upgrade, you want to make sure that the sysupgrade process retains the proper files.
will list the files that it will back up. The list can be modified with entries in /etc/sysupgrade.conf Adding new packages usually adds their config, but you should confirm.
The list of packages can be obtained with opkg list-installed and there are some scripts floating here to try to narrow that down to "user-installed" packages (those not in the ROM). The version of sysup…
for some suggestions, including the method that
master uses to get a list of installed packages and if they are ROM-based or "user installed".
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