To build firmware you need Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, other distributions may work but are not supported. For example, Ubuntu 20.04 is known to not work. Building firmware directly on a Windows platform is not supported. However, if all you have available is a Windows machine then we would recommend to set up a Linux based virtual machine.
Note: the following build was made on Ubuntu 16.04.7 LTS running 4.4 kernel.
Note: please build with non-root privileges!
Once you have a Linux OS running install the following prerequisite packages:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install git git-doc subversion build-essential flex wget gawk unzip man file python2.7 zlib1g-dev libssl-dev libncurses5-dev ocaml-nox
Get latest sources from 8devices OpenWrt branch:
git clone --branch qsdk-11.3-ipq60xx-4.4 https://github.com/8devices/openwrt-8devices.git cd openwrt-8devices
The easiest way is simply to execute a build script and wait until firmware will be built.
./quick_start.sh 8dev_mango_open -c
Building is a CPU heavy process and may take a long time depending on your CPU capabilities.
Once finished the compiled firmware image ending with
openwrt-ipq-ipq60xx-8devices-mango-dvk-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin will be placed under