Which OpenWrt Package Feed to Use?


#1

Hello,

I'm a little confused. I have OpenWrt 18.06.1 installed on my WRT1900ACS router. There is a bug in one of the software packages I use transmission-daemon-openssl 2.93-7. I'm trying to update to the latest transmission-daemon 2.94 that I saw updated here: https://github.com/openwrt/packages/tree/master/net/transmission

It was updated 8 months ago, however I still can't download it because I can't find the package anywhere. Do I need to change the package feed in order to update this software?

Is there an easier way to update software than this? Like a master package feed I can hook to?

appreciate your help


#2

There are generally 2 branches for the FW and packages, the "stable" 18.x and the corresponding packages branch and the snapshot FW + master packages branch.

So you have 3 options:

  1. Switch to a snapshot FW either via official daily: http://downloads.openwrt.org/ or use a community snapshot based one like: Davidc502- wrt1200ac wrt1900acx wrt3200acm wrt32x builds

  2. Try build the master/snapshot package you want against the 18.x FW SDK via my package-builder: https://github.com/Andy2244/openwrt-package-builder . If it succeeds its generally safe to install.

  3. Setup your own openwrt development environment and build your own mix/match.

PS: Extra option notify the package maintainer, so he/she also creates a backport pull request for the 18.x branch.


#3

Thanks, I figured since transmission is extra software and not really OS dependent there's no real danger in attaching to snapshots for stuff like transmission-daemon or samba4

if openwrt was a little more user friendly like ios or something I'd be able to update the additional software packages like transmission without having to worry about this impacting the underlying os

thanks so much!


#4

Hmm, another question. I notice there actually isn't transmission-daemon in this feed at all, so I can't update it :frowning:

http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/targets/mvebu/cortexa9/packages/

Any idea what happened?


#5

Thats the SDK snapshot directory aka the actual firmware and only firmware related packages. The additional package feeds are here: http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a9_vfpv3/


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