Please, could you suggest any alternative repository of optware than one mentioned in tutorials hereabout? The problem is ipkg is so old that many packages included therein are really a bit outdated by now.
Start moving to openwrt. There's an organized package system and they are very updated.
Thanks, but is there a option to use an openwrt or similar repository staying with TomatoUSB firmware? Or these things are always tightly interconnected?
Comment: optware and entware optware, not similar in architecture. Should you wish to adapt entware optware, you need to reformat your optware partition and follow above for installation. Easy is almost similar to optware, you're just calling different sh. For normal optware package installation, you use opkg <package> instead of ipkg <package>.
thank you, have already tried to install entware for several times, and yes, something was always wrong, as follows:
Info: Basic Packages Installation... Illegal instruction Illegal instruction Cleanup... Congratulations!
Is it wrong partition format, you say? Mine is ext2 (pendrive), no swap-file. For ipkg it was all right, though.
To use repository on your router, please do:
Mount /opt folder to any empty partition or folder on USB storage. For example:
1 $ mkdir /tmp/harddisk/opt
2 $ mount -o bind /tmp/harddisk/opt /opt
4 Download and run bootstrap script:
6 $ cd /opt
7 $ wget http://wl500g-repo.googlecode.com/svn/ipkg/entware_install.sh
8 $ sh ./entware_install.sh
line 1, error: should be "mkdir /tmp/mnt/<harddisk label>/opt"
line 2, error: should be "mount -o bind /tmp/mnt/<harddisk label>/opt /opt"
Note: mounted haddisk, is located on /tmp/mnt. This is documentation error
Above will install optware under /opt subfolder and requires you to run mount on router startup script. You can modify this, if you are dedicating whole partition to optware, by skipping the mkdir. My recommendation is use above.
Thank you again, I hope this would help many of us. Probably, it deserves to be published as a new tutorial since migration to entware isn't featured here at this forum yet.