[MIPS Repo] Entware-backports (entware-ng reloaded)

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by maurer, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. maurer

    maurer Network Guru Member

    As you already noticed entware-ng (http://pkg.entware.net/binaries/mipsel) doesn't get updated anymore.
    The repo on github is archived (read-only) and all the development moved to entware repo.
    It now supports MIPSsel with kernel >= 3.4 which means john's fork (+ older merlin installs) and freshtomato are left without an updated repo.
    For my own usage I've found some time to update and compile most of the packages in entware-mipsel-k3,4 using the entware-ng toolchain.
    The resulted packages are found in:

    or as a backup (in case of domain or hosting issues):

    if you want to use my repo you have 2 choices:

    -replace the entware-ng repo:
    sed -i -e 's/src\/gz entware-ng http:\/\/pkg.entware.net\/binaries\/mipsel/src\/gz entware-backports http:\/\/pkg.entware-backports.tk\/packages/g' /opt/etc/opkg.conf
    - use it in paralel with entware-ng:
     sed -i '2i\src/gz entware-backports http://pkg.entware-backports.tk/packages' /opt/etc/opkg.conf
    - if you want to use the backup repo:

     sed -i '2i\src/gz entware-backports-bkp http://maurerr.github.io/packages/' /opt/etc/opkg.conf
    Source code:

    If you find an issue with a package or need a backport from Entware maineline open one:

    Left TO DO:
    -clean the code and patches and uploaded to github (or some other repo) - DONE
    -update the installation scripts pointing to this repo (if I receive requests :) )
    -update the toolchain (when I'll find the time)

    Your feedback is welcomed !
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2019
  2. Sean B.

    Sean B. Network Guru Member

    Nice job for taking it upon yourself to keep this going. Well done Sir.
  3. maurer

    maurer Network Guru Member

    thanks, Sean B.

    ...and after the first day the free domain (entware-backports.ga)
    got suspended for not having a website :(

    I've registered entware-backports.tk and uploaded the first post in a wp hoping to get validation :)
  4. maurer

    maurer Network Guru Member

    so I had some free time today and managed to compile 1273 packages - see below

    if you are interested / need any of those updates please like this post and I'll update the repo.
    Otherwise you'll have to wait to fix all of the 147 compile errors :)
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2019
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  5. maurer

    maurer Network Guru Member

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  6. maurer

    maurer Network Guru Member

    Last edited: Feb 20, 2019
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  7. maurer

    maurer Network Guru Member

    Hello all,

    I've updated the repo on the secondary mirror (http://maurerr.github.io/packages/) - there are a lot of updates and managed to get the packages number up to ~2600.
    The highlight is the openssl update to 1.1.1 that might break some things during the upgrade - especially if you use the entware wget - I had to download the libssl manually and apply the package( cd /tmp; /usr/sbin/wget https://maurerr.github.io/packages/libopenssl_1.1.1a-2_mipselsf.ipk ; opkg install libopenssl_1.1.1a-2_mipselsf.ipk)
    let me know how goes the upgrade

    If all goes well in about a week I'll update the main repo too
    LE: I finally found some time to also update the main repo http://pkg.entware-backports.tk/packages/
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019
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  8. davygravy

    davygravy New Member Member

    Hi maurer,

    Are you intending to keep your repo synced somewhat with Alex/zyxmon's Entware repo?

    Which routers (mipsel, yes I know, but R1, R2 or both?) does it run on?

    I ask because a user wanted some help with this [ https://github.com/davygravy/AirPrint-on-Entware ] on his mipselsf router...

    I'm not sure what the difference is between your feed and the Entware feed... (I know, "ng" obviously, but is there some interoperability or compatibility?)
  9. maurer

    maurer Network Guru Member

    hi davygravy,

    I keep my repo as close as possible to Entware upstream (Alex/zyxmon's).
    I believe it should support both (is there someone still using R1?)
    My repo is a fork of entware-ng so a drop-in replacement
  10. davygravy

    davygravy New Member Member

    Thank you maurer.

    So, the (newer) Entware packages are --not-- compatible with older MIPS (R1) routers?

    Perhaps older MIPS R1 routers are somewhat obsolete ... at least for wifi purposes.
  11. maurer

    maurer Network Guru Member

    I believe my entware-backports packages ---should--- work on R1.
    I have't tested this though
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