Install LuCI for snapshots builds

Rich Brown richb.hanover at
Tue May 7 14:50:38 PDT 2024

+1 - I endorse installing LuCI in snapshot builds.

- A significant fraction of people will wind up installing LuCI anyway.
- It's a FAQ on the forum. "I just installed a snapshot build, but there's no web GUI." (This even bites me from time to time...)
- LuCI poses less of a space concern (in the days of 4MByte Flash, it might have made a difference - no more.)
- People who're intentionally working on small Flash systems are rolling their own builds anyway.
- It's one fewer configuration option in our build process

Thanks for asking about this, Paul.


> On May 7, 2024, at 5:24 PM, Paul Spooren <mail at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> For some reason (resource usage?) our snapshot builds do not include the LuCI web interface. I think it’s an advantage to have LuCI installed in snapshot images since a) it installed for all releases anyway and b) often it’s just nice to have the web interface directly available.
> Is anyone against having the interface installed by default? I remember from multiple (in-person) discussion with fellow developers, that they’d prefer it being installed.
> If it’s an oversight I’d like to see it added to the default packages (via the builedbot config), if there’s a reason to keep it from snapshots, I’d like to understand the details.
> Thanks,
> Paul
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