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OE metadata layer for OpenWRT

This layer provides OpenEmbedded metadata for OpenWRT packages

Getting Started

git clone git://github.com/openembedded/openembedded-core.git
cd openembedded-core
git clone git://github.com/openembedded/meta-openembedded.git
git clone git://github.com/openembedded/bitbake.git
git clone git://github.com/kraj/meta-openwrt.git

$ . ./oe-init-build-env

$ bitbake-layers add-layer ../meta-openembedded/meta-oe
$ bitbake-layers add-layer ../meta-openembedded/meta-python
$ bitbake-layers add-layer ../meta-openembedded/meta-networking
$ bitbake-layers add-layer ../meta-openwrt


Below we build for qemuarm machine as an example. to local.conf add:

INHERIT += " openwrt-distro-defaults "

You can then use, for example, one of:

$ TCLIBC=musl MACHINE=qemuarm bitbake openwrt-image-minimal
$ TCLIBC=musl MACHINE=qemuarm bitbake openwrt-image-base
$ TCLIBC=musl MACHINE=qemuarm bitbake openwrt-image-full
  • openwrt-image-minimal has openwrt networking and cli but no UI
  • openwrt-image-base has openwrt networking, cli, and UI (luci)


$ TCLIBC=musl runqemu qemuarm


Works with OE Release >= 2.5 ( Sumo )

Currently images are buildable/bootable for mips, arm, aarch64, ppc, x86, x86_64 based qemu machines MACHINE variable and TCLIBC variables can also be set in conf/local.conf to avoid typing it on commandline on any bitbake invocation


URI: git://github.com/openembedded/openembedded-core.git
branch: master
revision: HEAD

URI: git://github.com/openembedded/meta-openembedded.git
branch: master
revision: HEAD

URI: git://github.com/openembedded/bitbake.git
branch: master
revision: HEAD

URI: git://github.com/imyller/meta-nodejs.git
branch: master
revision: HEAD

URI: git://github.com/imyller/meta-nodejs-contrib.git
branch: master
revision: HEAD


Mailing List

Send pull requests to openembedded-devel@lists.openembedded.org with '[meta-openwrt]' in the subject'

When sending single patches, please use something like

git send-email -M -1 --to openembedded-devel@lists.openembedded.org --subject-prefix=meta-openwrt][PATCH

Forking via github

You are encouraged to fork the mirror on github to share your patches, this is preferred for patch sets consisting of more than one patch. Other services like gitorious, repo.or.cz or self hosted setups are of course accepted as well, 'git fetch ' works the same on all of them. We recommend github because it is free, easy to use, has been proven to be reliable and has a really good web GUI.