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ipkg ?

Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:09 am
by themenace
Hi Mikrotikers !

I've been using the product for a long time but have only today ventured into the Metarouter menu :)

I've setup OpenWRT using the "default" image from http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Metarouter.

How do I install additional packages ?
I cannot find ipkg ??

Thanks for any help to get me started

Re: ipkg ?

Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:35 am
by normis
that's more a question for the openwrt forum.

Re: ipkg ?

Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:39 am
by themenace
thanks for the prompt reply, I'm guessing the question that I'm asking is that whoever complied the image for OpenWRT downloadable from your website perhaps intentionally left out this feature ? if so? are the implications for the router ?

Re: ipkg ?

Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:44 am
by normis
no, basically you can put any OS on there. That image is there only for convenience sake.

Re: ipkg ?

Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:55 am
by themenace
thanks again
Sorry for all the n00b questions

So what format do these images need to be ?
Is it simply a matter of something like dd if=/ of=my.img and uploading ?
is there a specification that these images must meet to operate in Metarouter

Re: ipkg ?

Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:57 am
by normis
so what about this section of the mentioned manual :) ?

http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Me ... nWRT_image