How to remove Entware?


Occasional Visitor

It was installed for scribe (before that, Entware was not needed on my router), but not that I uninstalled scribe : How to get rid of Entware?

There is no uninstall option in AMTM...

So what are the config files I need to look for to get rid of Entware that is no longer needed for me?



Very Senior Member
There is this thread from years ago that explains how to remove Entware.

While not specific to Asus-Merlin, there is this post that explains how to remove it on another system. It may or may not work/apply to Asus-Merlin.
> How do I uninstall Entware?
If you decide you would like to uninstall Entware or start from scratch with it, SSH to your device and enter rm -rf /opt/* and reboot, to reinstall Entware again then follow the instructions above after your device has rebooted.


Occasional Visitor
The thread from years ago that I found as well states "Remove the start commands from /jffs/scripts and/or the script_usbumount & script_usbmount variable from NVRAM".

What exactly do I have to remove from NVRAM - and what start command from which scripts in files in /jffs/scripts ?
I'm lost...

The other link basically states enter rm -rf /opt/* to remove it. Not sure if that works on Asus Merlin, though :-/


Regular Contributor
I guess one would have to exclude entware from the source on github and compile the firmware from there.


Occasional Visitor
After further investigation in NVRAM and the scripts in jffs it looks like Entware is not started, as there is no dependency on it on my router any more.

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