[OpenWrt-Devel] Lots of missing packages!

valent.turkovic at gmail.com valent.turkovic at gmail.com
Wed Aug 13 01:55:45 EDT 2014

On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 8:07 PM, valent.turkovic at gmail.com
<valent.turkovic at gmail.com> wrote:
> I used Imagebuilder from 2013-11 to build custom OpenWrt firmware for
> Carambola 2 ar71xx based devices.
> Today I saw that BB 14.07 RC2 has been released so I tried it, and was
> chocked that so many of CRUCIAL packages are missing!
> I immediately opened new bug:
> https://dev.openwrt.org/ticket/17496
> These are packages that I found missing;  bluez-libs, bluez-utils,
> coreutils,  coreutils-stat, coreutils-stty, coreutils-timeout, glib2,
> i2c-tools, nano, ntpclient, picocom, python, tmux.
> But then I also tested latest trunk and saw that it is also missing
> some packages, not so many as BB-14.07-RC2 but also few of them are
> critical for my custom firmware. Also bug opened:
> https://dev.openwrt.org/ticket/17497
> I saw that you have decided to make a big change to how packages are
> handled, but is there a there a trunk version Imagebuilder for ar71xx
> PREVIOUS to these changes? I really, really, really need it. And AA is
> not good for me because it has some bugs that trunk version has fixed.
> Cheers,
> Valent.

I looked in developement list archive but couldn't find a discussion
in which this decision was made to drop lots of packages. Please point
me to this discussion.

Why is python package missing?
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