OpenWrt/LEDE Project

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Attached to Project: OpenWrt/LEDE Project
Opened by Baptiste Jonglez - 17.03.2017

FS#634 - Factory flashing fails because LEDE filename is too long (>= 64 chars)

On a TP-Link TL-WR841N v11, flashing LEDE from the web interface of the stock firmware is not possible.

This is caused by a stupid check that refuses filename longer than 64 chars in the web interface. The check is implemented in javascript and returns a cryptic error message like “Please select a file to upload”, as if no file was selected.

The current naming scheme is quite long:

$ echo ‘lede-17.01.0-r3205-59508e3-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr841-v11-squashfs-factory-eu.bin’ | wc -c
79

Shortening the name like the following would decrease the length below 64 chars, and leave some space for a custom suffix (e.g. using EXTRA_IMAGE_NAME in the Imagebuilder):

$ echo ‘lede-17.01.0-ar71xx-tlwr841v11-squashfs-factory-eu.bin’ | wc -c
55

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