RUT955 Package Manager
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Summary[edit | edit source]
The Package Manager is a service used to install additional software on the the device. This page is an overview of the Package Manager section in RUT955 routers.
The information in this page is updated in accordance with the RUT9XX_R_00.06.05.1 firmware version.
Packages[edit | edit source]
The Packages section provides the possibility to install additional software packages that are available for download from the FOTA server. To install a new service, locate the necessary package in the list and click the 'Install' button adjacent to it.
Available packages[edit | edit source]
Available additional software packages for RUT955 routers with FW version RUT9XX_R_00.06.05.1 are listed below.
- TR-069 - Technical Report 069 (TR-069) client, an application layer protocol designed for management of equipment connected to a remote network.
After installation, this service becomes available and can be configured from the Services → TR-069 page.
- ThingWorx -an industrial innovation platform designed to rapidly deliver IoT applications.
After installation, this service becomes available and can be configured from the Services → IoT Platforms → ThingWorx page.
- Cumulocity - an independent device and application management Internet of Things (IoT) platform.
After installation, this service becomes available and can be configured from the Services → IoT Platforms → Cumulocity page.
- ZeroTier - an open source software product which establishes Peer to Peer VPN (P2PVPN) connection between laptops, desktops, phones, embedded devices, cloud resources, and apps.
After installation, this service becomes available and can be configured from the Services → VPN → ZeroTier page.
- SNMP - Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a network management protocol used to collect information from network devices.
After installation, this service becomes available and can be configured from the Services → SNMP page.
- UPNP - UPNP (Universal Plug and Play) is a set of network protocols that allows devices in a network to discover one another automatically.br>After installation, this service becomes available and can be configured from the Services → UPNP page.
- Azure IoThub - an open and flexible cloud platform that supports open-source SDKs and multiple protocols.
After installation, this service becomes available and can be configured from the System → Administration → Azure IoThub page.
Upload[edit | edit source]
The Upload section provides the possibility for offline package installation. Only packages that are intended for this specific router and firmware version can be uploaded. The list of available packages for RUT955 routers is provided in the Package Downloads page.
To install a package click the 'Choose File...' button and locate the package file on your computer. Then click 'Install package'. If the installation was successful, you should see a green rounded rectangle containing a message of success appear Package Manager title:
Custom package upload[edit | edit source]
If you want to use your own packages and upload them to RUT955 via the Package Manager, you need to follow these instructions:
I. You need to use following name for you package in order to use/upload it via package manager, the name and format should be:
II. You need to add following information to your package before you compile it:
- PKG_FIRMWARE:=<Routers firmware version>
- PKG_TLT_NAME:=<anything, could be name of the package>
- PKG_VERSION_PM:=<anything, could be package version>
After you compile it you should be able to upload the package via package manager.
FAQ[edit | edit source]
- Q: How to keep installed packages after firmware upgrade?
- A: Before upgrading the device's firmware, make sure the 'Keep all settings' option is checked in the Firmware page. This ensures that the router will install the necessary packages after FW upgrade and keep user configuration data.
- Q: Is there enough space for packages that I want to install?
- A: The size of each package is displayed next to its version in the package list. The current state of Free/Total memory usage is displayed in in the top-right corner of the list.
- Q: I installed a software package, how do I configure it?
- A: After the installation of a package, a related configuration page is generated somewhere in the WebUI, depending on the packages purpose. Information on where to find each page can be found in the Available packages section of this Wiki page and related configuration guides can be found in the See also section below.
- Q: The package that I want isn't on the list. Can I install it anyway?
- A: Depends on what you need specifically. More packages can be downloaded using the opkg package manager. It is a command-line utility used to download software from special online repositories.
Before using opkg you should first update the list of available packages by executing this command:
opkg updateTo see a list of available packages, use this command:
opkg listTo install a package, use this syntax:
opkg install <PACKAGE_NAME>