Is there a way to update hAP lite (regular update failed because of known memory space issue) without on-site netinstall ?
you have to download all packages packPlease explain : should I disable (I cannot uninstall) all packages and copy only desired ones and reboot to have just the copied one filling hdd space ?
What happens to old disabled ones ? Would they becomes available to uninstall ?
Goal is obviously to have more free space (hdd not ram , this is already 8,9MB free over 32MB )
But I noted , updating 6.45.1 to 6.45.6 (with procedure previously posted) routeros-smips.npk 6.45.6 loaded and running into storage is still a bundled package and each of its single package is NOT uninstallable , resulting in the same identical amount of free HDD space (7.6MiB) vs total hdd size (16MiB) .
Would future packages contain less single package (i.e. mpls, hotspot etc) to have a smaller .npk thus freeing up more HDD space ?
This solution works if you have installed the packages separately before. Disabling bundled package won't be possible in his case.i suggest the following procedure:
try disabling hotspot and wireless package to free ram memory, then reboot to leave the device "fresh" (max free memory available)
only copy the packages needed to establish the remote connection in your case maybe system, ppp, security, and do the upgrade to new version
then upgrade base firmware in system ---> routerboard ---> upgrade and reboot
when upgraded successfully then add the needed packages only and restore the missing parts of your config
in some cases i have success restoring .backup on updated device if the needed packages are present
this can be specially problematic with hotspot configurations and complex wireless configurations, but is the only way i have found to upgrade remote hap lite and hap mini devices
a hassle procedure derived from scarce storage and ram memory (16mb of storage and 32mb of ram)
i think this problem are worsen with every new version, you can see the free storage and ram memory with each version is reduced
i think maybe is the price to pay to have so cheap routeros devices (half the price of 64mb of ram devices)
the long term solution is to replace hAP-Lite with hAP (full version) and hAP-mini with mAP, then you have 64mb of ram to make upgrades without problem