opkg on kong mod Asus RT-N16 not working

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floring67
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opkg on kong mod Asus RT-N16 not working

Hello!

I am using DD-WRT Kong mod usb-ftp-samba3-dlna-nv32k build stdkong 01/25/2013.

The problem is: I've enabled jffs, mounted a USB hard disk on /opt, did opkg update, but when trying to install something, opkg pretends it does, it downloads the file, but does not install anything. No error message so I could know where to start from.

Example:

[email protected]-WRT:/opt# opkg install mc
Installing mc (4.7.5.3-2) to root...
Downloading http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/brcm47xx/packages//mc_4.7.5....
[email protected]-WRT:/opt

Trying "opkg download" and then install -o /opt has exactly the same result, nothing gets installed, even if the package gets downloaded correctly.

Anybody any idea?

I've already had a working optware (nslug2) with the official DD-WRT on the same partition; but after upgrading to Kong mod that optware was hanging the router so I had to remove everything. Is this a compatibility issue of the "Optware the right way" with Kong mod? This did not happen with other DD-WRT versions. I just hoped not to go back to ipkg-opt but if there is no solution I will try that again...

Thank you!

Florin

Kong
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Yes opkg is broken right now,

Yes opkg is broken right now, it only works with my own package repository. This is on my todo list. For now you can only use ipkg.

floring67
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Kong said: Yes opkg is broken

Kong said: Yes opkg is broken right now, it only works with my own package repository. This is on my todo list. For now you can only use ipkg.

Thanks for the answer! Smile

I'll be waiting for the fix (I might also play with an alternate config file to see if it's possible to workaround). Will it be possible to upgrade only opkg after it's fixed? (without needing to reflash the whole firmware)

Otherwise the firmware mod works like a charm, I didn't expect the DLNA running so fine; and this was the main reason for me to switch from the official DD-WRT. Once optware will work, it will be unbeatable. Smile

Florin