The official OpenWrt packages are found in the respective packages folder on the repository server.
The specific repository for your OpenWrt version should already be configured correctly in OPKG when installing the specific OpenWrt image for your device.
Example of /etc/opkg.conf for ar71xx trunk:
dest root / dest ram /tmp lists_dir ext /var/opkg-lists option overlay_root /overlay src/gz chaos_calmer_base http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/ar71xx/generic/packages/base src/gz chaos_calmer_packages http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/ar71xx/generic/packages/packages src/gz chaos_calmer_luci http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/ar71xx/generic/packages/luci src/gz chaos_calmer_routing http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/ar71xx/generic/packages/routing src/gz chaos_calmer_telephony http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/ar71xx/generic/packages/telephony src/gz chaos_calmer_management http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/ar71xx/generic/packages/management
Each package feed is in a separate directory
Packages can be divided into three categories:
Trunk: Installing kernel modules requires often a reflash/sysupgrade because the build revision changed (it gets recompiled every few days automatically).
Each release has its own directory containing sub-directories for the different platforms supported, each platform-directory contains pre-built images for the different targets and a packages directory containing the installable *.ipk files.
Here are some examples of OpenWrt package repositories for different compilation targets and OpenWrt versions.
| ||Print a list of all available commands and options|
| ||Download the current list of packages available|
| ||View the list of all packages in the current package list. Use with regular expressions|
| ||View the list of installed packages|
| || Install the package named
opkg install http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/ar71xx/packages/umurmur-polarssl_0.2.6-1_ar71xx.ipk
| || Remove the
→ Read more about: opkg – Technical Reference
Trunk: Found at the PKG_SOURCE_URL from the package Makefile in the corresponding feed.
→ opkg – Technical Reference: Installation Destinations
→ Mounting Filesystems for various ways to mount external storage