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Linux on a Mikrotik 532a , Part 5 Final - OpenWRT and Custom Scripts

Oct 21, 2008, 07:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Adam Palmer)

[ Thanks to Adam Palmer for this link. ]

"Unless you’re running a MIPS 4Kc processor on your host which I’m guessing you’re not, you’ll either need to cross compile your binaries, or just compile them natively on the device itself. Compiling on the device works fine as long as you have the relevant packages, however if I was going to build a 2.6 kernel, I’d rather do it on an x86 quad core intel host, rather than waiting a week for the device to do it. I also wanted to minimize the writes on the CF card.

"OpenWrt comes with a nice buildroot environment which you can read about and download from www.openwrt.org using Subversion."

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