[OpenWrt-Devel] DD: CONFIG_BUSYBOX_DEFAULT_WGET is not set

John Clark inindev at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 10:26:58 EST 2016

I don't know if I looked at the wrong file or what, but I have 
recompiled several times since then so I can't be enitrely certain anymore.

At this point I also see the same tiny binary you see.  Please disregard 
my earlier comment as to a 112K size.  Mine is a ramips build, fwiw:

-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root         12343 Jan 22 12:02 uclient-fetch*
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root         16687 Jan 22 12:02 


On 1/22/16 10:18 AM, Felix Fietkau wrote:
> On 2016-01-22 14:21, John Clark wrote:
>>>> yes, is was dropped with r48386 + 48379
>>>> so it *should* be automatically work with wget -> uclient-fetch
>> I have updated to the latest trunk commit where I see your /usr/bin/wget
>> -> /bin/wget patch.  I have updated the feeds and symlinks to the latest
>> and greatest.  The packages are currently not configured to build
>> uclient-fetch by default, so I manually selected it.
>> My resulting build now has a 112,453 byte /bin/uclient-fetch binary and
>> I can confirm wget does work.  I guess the only thing left to do is to
>> have the uclient-fetch binary build by default.
> Did you use any weird build options? Here's the size from my own build
> (ar71xx):
> nbd at nf > ls -la bin/uclient-fetch usr/lib/libuclient.so
> -rwxr-xr-x  1 nbd  staff  12344 Jan 21 15:39 bin/uclient-fetch
> -rw-r--r--  1 nbd  staff  16684 Jan 21 15:39 usr/lib/libuclient.so
>> Question: The busybox binary (for me) goes from 366,401 bytes to 300,327
>> with the removal of wget from it.  Therefore, the uclient-fetch binary
>> swapout causes a 46,379 byte increase in size. I assume the desire to
>> move to uclient-fetch from busybox is for the SSL support?  If so, it
>> still does not support SSL without also building ustream-ssl.
> ustream-ssl already ships with standard LuCI enabled builds.
> Also, you can choose which TLS provider you want to use.
> The way it's implemented right now, enabling SSL also does not require
> recompiling uclient-fetch - it detects at run time whether SSL support
> is availble.
> - Felix
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