Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#18054 closed enhancement (fixed)

OpenWRT files does not inform its version

Reported by: luizluca@… Owned by: developers
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: base system Version: Trunk
Keywords: Cc:


OpenWRT files (firmware, ImageBuilder, Toolchain, SDK) have many information about the target but no info about openwrt itself.

If someone downloads a AA image, BB image or trunk for the same
target, they use exactly the same name.

Many users already asked me for help informing the file they downloaded, which is not enough to discover the openwrt version they installed (and, in most cases, it is trunk). Only URL can inform it, that they might not have anymore.

While testing different firmware version, I also wrote the wrong firmware by mistake because the same filename.

As a suggestion, OpenWRT version (number or trunk) should be appended to OpenWRT in files. For example, these files:

  • OpenWrt-ImageBuilder-x86_generic-for-linux-x86_
  • openwrt-x86-generic-rootfs-squashfs.img
  • openwrt-x86-generic-vmlinuz

Would become:

  • OpenWrt14.07-ImageBuilder-x86_generic-for-linux-x86_
  • openwrt14.07-x86-generic-rootfs-squashfs.img
  • openwrt14.07-x86-generic-vmlinuz


  • OpenWrt-14.07-ImageBuilder-x86_generic-for-linux-x86_
  • openwrt-14.07-x86-generic-rootfs-squashfs.img
  • openwrt-14.07-x86-generic-vmlinuz

And for trunk, use trunk, datetime or svn revision:

  • openwrt20141007010302-x86-generic-vmlinuz
  • openwrt-trunk-x86-generic-vmlinuz
  • openwrt-r123456-x86-generic-vmlinuz

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comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by rmilecki

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Fixed with 15.05-rc1 release, further will follow. Example:



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