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Packages

The OpenWrt distributions provide several thousand packages to extend the functionality of your device.
The browseable package lists in this wiki will always show packages available in the latest update of the stable release.

Package database 18.06 (current release)

Overview of all available packages grouped by type: Package Index

Comprehensive and searchable package table: Package Table

Package database CSV dump

CSV dump of the package database, updated daily: Package DB CSV

You can import it in LibreOffice Calc, MS Excel or other programs to visualize the data.

Package management cheatsheet

After you have flashed the OpenWrt firmware to your device, you can install additional software packages via WebUI or CLI.

Web interface

Log in the system using LuCI and manage packages via WebUI.

  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 via LuCI.

Command-line interface

Log in the system using SSH and manage packages with Opkg.

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 searchterm Filter the list by a search term in the package name or its description
opkg install packagename Install a package
opkg remove packagename Uninstall a previously installed package

Legacy packages

Information that is no longer relevant to the current stable or snapshot version of OpenWrt.
Package indexes and tables in this section are not updated anymore as the packages in legacy releases won't change.

Package database 17.01 (old release)

Overview of all available packages grouped by type: Package Index

Comprehensive and searchable package table: Package Table

Package lists for legacy releases

No formal index or table is available, see the Release Archive in the Package Repository download server page.

Third party packages

Third party packages are untested and unsupported by OpenWrt, and no warranties are made about their safety or usefulness.
They could very well contain backdoors and such.
So install only packages from sources you trust!
Please get support for third-party packages from the maintainers of those packages, not the OpenWrt developers.
Common sources for such packages include ipkg.be and NSLU2 optware for devices with external storage.

packages/start.txt · Last modified: 2019/04/18 13:46 by vgaetera