so a while ago, I set up environment to build openwrt images because I wanted an image for netgear r7500 with quantenna drivers.
I am on linux and even through I got the build environment to work easily using the wiki and everything compiles fine etc, BUT in the end the generated images in bin/targets/ipq806x/generic do not seem to contain all the things I am expecting it to, i.e. i flash the factory image using tftp and there is no luci or ssh.
If I afterwards use the imagebuilder generated to build a image with the packages I need and that one does just fine. Do i misunderstand something about the images in bin/targets/ipq806x/generic ?
I started with checking out v21.02.1 (the tag) and modified nothing, updated and installed the feeds (as per wiki
./scripts/feeds update -a and
./scripts/feeds install -a, I run the 2nd one twice through, because first run gives warnings about dependencies that do not exist)
wget https://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/21.02.1/targets/ipq806x/generic/config.buildinfo -O .config
make menuconfig (and set ccache and the path to the directory)
make download && make -j16
I thought this is supposed to create images in bin/targets/ipq806x/generic that contains the packages that are in the image you can download from the website, but if I flash the self built one it seems to just be bad (i don't get luci or ssh connection). So I wonder if I just misunderstood something about the image created there or the config.buildinfo file from the releases.