I see Fry's has MBWE 500GB on sale (July 4th 3-day sale) for $129. Really tempting.
I have a couple of NAS boxes already, so I'll probably pass. Unless someone want to donate me one via nslu2-linux.org :-). Seriously, people happy with optware should consider donate to nslu2-linux. That's how we can pull resource together.
For optware, the big obstacle on MBWE is the lack of LDSO_RUNPATH in stock /lib/libuClibc-0.9.28.so
This is becoming more and more annoying as you often need to adjust /etc/ld.so.conf
I hope someone with the skill and determination can step up and fix this. I believe everything needed for this to happen is there. What's involved?
- Read carefully http://www.ismprofessional.net/pascucci/documenti/mybook/mybook-hacking-en.html
- Download WD GPL source
- Build cross toolchain with provided buildroot, see #1 for config
- Build uclibc with the cross toolchain, see #1 for config, make sure LDSO_RUNPATH is set to yes in uclibc config
- Test the new uclibc by replacing /lib/libuClibc-0.9.28.so
Before making the change, make a backup of that file of course; and be prepared to take the hard disk out to recover if it's not working.
bzhou at nslu2 dash linux dot org