OpenWrt/LEDE Project

  • Status Unconfirmed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Bug Report
  • Category Base system
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System All
  • Severity High
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version openwrt-19.07
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
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Attached to Project: OpenWrt/LEDE Project
Opened by Josef Schlehofer - 21.04.2020

FS#3031 - Busybox force reinstalled when there are no opkg lists

Device problem occurs on: Turris Omnia, mvebu
Software version: OpenWrt 19.07.

Steps to reproduce:

I noticed this bug, when I forget to do before force-reinstalling busybox

opkg update

If there isn’t anything in folder /var/opkg-lists

root@turris:/# ls -la /var/opkg-lists
ls: /var/opkg-lists: No such file or directory

It is possible to remove busybox, which should not happen.

root@turris:/# opkg install busybox --force-reinstall
Removing package busybox from root...
Installing busybox (1.30.1-5.18) to root...
Collected errors:
 * opkg_download_pkg: Package busybox is not available from any configured src.
 * opkg_install_pkg: Failed to download busybox. Perhaps you need to run 'opkg update'?
 * opkg_install_cmd: Cannot install package busybox.

And then the device ends up being in a non-specific state when you can not do anything and you need to flash firmware it once again.

If you do

opkg update

before force-reinstalling busybox, it refuses to do it which is correct.

root@turris:~# opkg install busybox --force-reinstall
Refusing to remove essential package busybox.
        Removing an essential package may lead to an unusable system, but if
        you enjoy that kind of pain, you can force opkg to proceed against
        its will with the option: --force-removal-of-essential-packages
No packages removed.
Package busybox (1.30.1-5.18) installed in root is up to date.


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