I installed optware as explained in docs. However the whole operation complete quickly and it seems it is not "full" version like on DD-Wrt. I have installed optware on DD-Wrt - it takes several minutes and installs many modules. For example the bash is different than BusyBox in default *Wrt. Is there way to install such optware on Tomato?
Date: 15 May 2012 14:14
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The optware package manager should take care of the dependence of the packages you want to install (i.e. needed modules) automatically, so there is no advantages of having extra modules that you don't need. They'll be just wasting space initially and by the time you actually need them for your new package, they might already been obsoleted and needed to be refreshed anyways.
As a matter of fact, I stripped down the example install script to have no default packages 'cause someone's idea of "useful" stuff is another "bloated crap".
To give you an idea, the example script installed 200MB of crap when all I need is less than 10MB.
Thanks for the info. I think 200MB are not a problem because the external drive (flash/usb hdd) has at least 2GB and the installed files do not need RAM when not used.
My question was mainly about bash shell and other "extras" installed by optware "The Right Way" which are not installed with optware script described in Tomato docs.
If you notice that packages you need are missing, then why not just install them yourself? What you're stating is that everyone who uses tomato should get this stuff by default. Not a lot of people use it so it's taken out of the install script.