Managing packages

  • There are multiple packages available in the OpenWrt package repository.
  • This how-to describes the method for managing OpenWrt packages.
  • Search, install and remove OpenWrt packages.

Manage packages using web interface.

  1. Navigate to LuCI → System → Software.
  2. Click Update lists button to fetch a list of available packages.
  3. Fill in Filter field and click Find package button to search for a specific package.
  4. Switch to Available packages tab to show and install available packages.
  5. Switch to Installed packages tab to show and remove installed packages.

Search and install luci-app-* packages if you want to configure services using LuCI.

Manage packages with Opkg using command-line interface.

Command Description
opkg update Fetch a list of available packages from the OpenWrt package repository.
opkg list Display a list of available packages and their descriptions.
opkg list | grep -e <search> Filter the list by a search term in the package name or its description.
opkg install <packages> Install a package.
opkg remove <packages> Uninstall a previously installed package.
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  • Last modified: 2023/03/14 14:12
  • by vgaetera