Does tomato suppport IPKG?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by hecke, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. hecke

    hecke LI Guru Member

    question above

    I want to install miau irc bouncer on my wrt with tomato firmware and saw that there is no ipkg.conf.
    after creating the conf (only with dest names) the ipkg install can`t create the needed directories.
    someone in another forum told me that tomato doesn`t support IPK... but why can i enable JFFS2?

    I like tomato because of the p2p services and the nice bandwidth monitor, but if theres no ipkg support (or i`m rather stupid to use it) i will go back to dd-wrt :/
  2. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    officially there is no support for IPK.
    for example you can store custom l7 patterns, store the Bandwidth history...

  3. hecke

    hecke LI Guru Member

    okay, so can someone add this to the wishlist?

    I mean, one of the reasons I flashed the firmware from stock to wrt is to have a more customizable router :what:

    Right know i`m using a second router (with dd-wrt) in client mode but i think i will go back to dd-wrt, sorry
  4. bogderpirat

    bogderpirat Network Guru Member

    you can more or less painfully put the contents of ipkg packages on the router yourself. ipk files can usually easily be opened with a packer such as winrar and i guess other ones too. the contents of the packages are usually comprised of binary executables and configuration files, not much else. i've gotten miau to start errorless, but was too lazy to take a glance at the configuration file yet.
    i think the majority of the tomato userbase is quite happy with it not being as bloated as dd-wrt. i doubt the ipkg system will be ported.
  5. hecke

    hecke LI Guru Member

    okay i didn`t knew that!
    I flashed the router with dd-wrt again but i will try on another one to get miau started :)
    good to have a few more wrts...

    create miaurc and copy this:

    nicknames = {
    realname = "realname"
    username = "user1"
    password = "123789"
    listenport = "22222"
    servers = {
    connhosts = {
    maxclients = "1"
    autoaway = "noclients"

    should work without parse errors...
  6. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

  7. hecke

    hecke LI Guru Member

    don`t get me wrong, miau on dd-wrt works fine for me ;)

    i only miss an awaynick option... :confused:

    edit: i try to get in run on the wrt54g 1.1 with tomato now...
    but i think my linux knowledge isn`t that well

    so i copied the miau binary to /jffs/usr/bin/, started and get the message that is missing

    connected to my dd-wrt and transfered the file with scp, but the /lib directory is a read-only file system, how can i fix this?
  8. hecke

    hecke LI Guru Member

    anyone? :/
  9. bogderpirat

    bogderpirat Network Guru Member

  10. hecke

    hecke LI Guru Member

    ok i now used this package:

    I extracted the ipk and copied the 2 directories /opt and /control to /jffs on the router

    When I start the miau binary it says "Unable to open miaurc in /root/miau/!
    so i copied the miaurc to this directory but it doesn`t change a thing, I also tried to start with -d /jffs/opt/bin parameters and set chmod to 777 but no success...
  11. Tsu94

    Tsu94 Guest

    Sorry to bring back the thread but I wanted to install miau with tomato firmware too and I get the same problem. I have the same problem "Unable to open miaurc in /root/miau/"
    Is there a way to make it functional? where must I put the debian-binary file?

    Thank you
  12. ThinkHarder

    ThinkHarder Network Guru Member

    Does anyone know of a guild as to how to go about doing this? I'd like to setup an irc bouncer on my tomato router but I'm not really sure where to start!
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