Wireguard's QRencode

Hi traverse community,

While setting up wireguard, I noticed that Muvirt Wireguard Luci’s app shows the following
*For QR-Code support please install the package 'qrencode'!*

However qrencode is not available from muvirt’s repo but on default openwrt… How can it be compiled and available on muvirt?

I’ve been compiling packages not in the standard sources by downloading the SDK for the openwrt (hopefully vmuirt64 should be the same) changing the sources in the SDK to the generic openwrt ones and downloading and compiling the package.

Not sure if it’s recommended, but here’s what I do.

Choose the version from
Select your version, then images and the SDK should be there.
Edit feeds.conf.default (may need to adjust if it’s a different version then 21.02 )

src-git base https://git.openwrt.org/openwrt/openwrt.git;openwrt-21.02
src-git packages https://git.openwrt.org/feed/packages.git;openwrt-21.02
src-git luci https://git.openwrt.org/project/luci.git;openwrt-21.02
src-git routing https://git.openwrt.org/feed/routing.git;openwrt-21.02
src-git telephony https://git.openwrt.org/feed/telephony.git;openwrt-21.02

Update new feeds

./scripts/feeds update -a

Download package for qrencode
./scripts/feeds install qrencode

You may have to confirm the build operation in menuconfig, but just select save and quit.

make package/qrencode/download
make package/qrencode/compile

Go to the bin directory or just search for make qrencode* and libqrencode* secure copy (scp) to the device and install using opkg.

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Working ! good catch ! So, It only takes the toolchain, proper host requirements and feeds…

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qrencode is now in the latest muvirt builds. You weren’t the first person to ask about it, I had added it to OpenWrt but didn’t get around to muvirt yet.

But yes, SDK is the easiest way to add packages that aren’t in the default build. It doesn’t work for anything that is tied to the kernel (e.g kmods) which you will need to build OpenWrt/muvirt from scratch for.