Opened 7 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#6687 closed enhancement (wontfix)

torouter dreamplug update to debian wheezy and 3.2 kernel

Reported by: ficus Owned by: ficus
Priority: Low Milestone:
Component: Archived/Torouter Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: ioerror Actual Points:
Parent ID: #20747 Points:
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Description

wheezy (debian testing) probably be released in the next few months, so
it seems reasonable to develop torouter for that target to ensure stability
over the next few years. Also, several DreamPlug-specific changes were
upstreamed into the mainline kernel and are present in wheezy.

AFAIK the required code changes would be updating the freedom-maker folder in
torouter.git to a more recent version (either directly from b'dale or from
nickdaly's version on github), redo source.list entries (backports not
necessary?), and test that all required packages exist and function as expected
under wheezy.

One road-blocker is that the more recent kernel seems to require an updated
version of the u-boot bootloader on the DreamPlug, and the upgrade process
requires the

The WiFi chipset still requires some third-party firmware and kernel module
compilation (uap8xxx.ko == libertas_uap) with the 3.2 kernel.

Thoughts?

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Attachments (1)

uap8xxx.ko-3.2.0-3-kirkwood (61.8 KB) - added by ficus 7 years ago.
DreamPlug uap0 kernel module for stock debian wheezy kernel

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Change History (4)

Changed 7 years ago by ficus

Attachment: uap8xxx.ko-3.2.0-3-kirkwood added

DreamPlug uap0 kernel module for stock debian wheezy kernel

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by ficus

Owner: changed from ioerror to ficus
Status: newaccepted

I've made significant progress on this, will post a git repository soon.

u-boot did require updating.

A binary uap8xxx.ko-3.2.0-3-kirkwood for the stock wheezy kernel is attached.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by ficus

git repository with my progress is here: http://ficus.robocracy.org/?p=torouter.git;a=summary

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by irl

Parent ID: #20747
Resolution: wontfix
Severity: Normal
Status: acceptedclosed

This discussion is around an outdated kernel, and so no longer relevant. See also: #20747.

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