Opened 23 months ago

Last modified 23 months ago

#22110 new defect

Include Linksys Model Names In MVEBU filenames

Reported by: mystica555 Owned by: developers
Priority: normal Milestone: Designated Driver (Trunk)
Component: base system Version: Trunk
Keywords: filenames model numbers Cc:


Third time I'm typing this. I have no idea what the hell keeps happening. This is very very frustrating.

I flashed my WRT1200AC with WRT1900ACv2 firmware. I think. I still can't reliably via memory alone discern which model is either a "caiman" or a "cobra". These are 2 bloody snakes on some stupid router for all I can muster.

This also raises the question of why sysupgrade has no check for the particular board in use, to make sure this sort of wrong-flashing does not occur.

Mnemonics using the first letter to match with "what I know is mine" doesn't work; they're both "C". So this overloading confuses me, and causes me to have to quadruple-check and still mistake which model I am using. I still somehow flashed "cobra" instead of "caiman" and it let me, and ruined the ubifs partitioning in the process.

So in light of these multiple issues: overloaded mnemonics, sysupgrade failing to check that its the wrong file, it would be much better if the Linksys-given Model Numbers: WRT1200AC, WRT1900ACv1, WRT1900ACv2, WRT1900ACS, were actually present in the filename to flash.

You already do it "right" for Netgear's very very popular WNDR3700 and successors:


I don't see any crazy names that are nonexistent on the product packaging, or casing. My WNDR3700v1 explicitly states WNDR3700 on it, and on its box.
My WRT1200AC, neither on its blue and black plastic shell, nor on its box, _nowhere_ does it state state "caiman" (i think?)

If linksys took "caiman" to marketing people they'd say "wat, just make it a model number."

This is not useful.

I propose instead:




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comment:1 Changed 23 months ago by anonymous

I fully agreee. Please add just normal model numbers instead of strange internal development model names.

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