Native Compiling


With DebWrt installed on your device, you have a full Debian running. Including all the compile and build utils Debian offers on all of the supported architectures. And that is a lot! It is relatively easy to compile some software native on your device. Try that with OpenWrt or others ;-) If the package is to big to compile for your device, you will need to do cross-compiling. See DebWrtDevCross.

To get you started:

apt-get install build-essential


Native compiling Debian source packages

apt-get source <package>
apt-get build-dep <package>
cd <package-dir>

Native compiling of xtables kernel modules using Debian module assistant

  • Next, use module-assistant to compile the xtable-addons kernel modules:
    apt-get install xtables-addons-source
    apt-get install xtables-addons-common
    apt-get install kernel-package
    apt-get install libncurses5-dev
    cd /usr/src/linux
    make scripts
    m-a -t -v --kernel-dir=/usr/src/linux-headers- build xtables-addons
  • or if you want to debug the compile:
    cd /usr/src/modules/xtables-addons
    /usr/bin/make -C /usr/src/linux-headers- M=/usr/src/modules/xtables-addons XA_ABSTOPSRCDIR=/usr/src/modules/xtables-addons

Native compiling of Linux wireless drivers ( compat-wireless ) from source

In this example we will compile compat-wireless drivers for realtek 8192 based devices. Adjust with /scripts/driver-select to select b43 or other supported drivers.

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