It doesn't need it. It's just the easiest way of achieving it.Why does tunefix-update need that?
I suggest you read post #1 of the tunefix-update thread.I had assumed it connected to some sort of data feed a bit like the remote schedule server.
It doesn't. You could set up a Cron job yourself just to do "opkg update; opkg install tunefix-update" on a daily (or whatever) basis.If tunefix-update requires auto-update then it's a non starter on my parents' box.