OpenWrt 21.02 branch

Hannu Nyman hannu.nyman at
Sat Feb 20 05:40:27 EST 2021

I built my first OpenWrt 21.02 test build and noticed that opkg is unable to 
download any package lists. When I try to update package list with 21.02, 
opkg gives error about signature file download errors.

 OpenWrt 21.02-SNAPSHOT, r15841-60823c67cb
root at router1:~# opkg update
Updated list of available packages in /var/opkg-lists/openwrt_core
Signature file download failed.
Remove wrong Signature file.

Looking at the 21.02 download directories, the package dirs are indeed 
missing the normal .sig signature files.

There should likely be a 21.02 release key, which should be added both to the 
keyring and to the 21.02 buildbot config (?). So far the newest key in the 
keyring is the 19.07 release key.;a=summary

The 21.02 buildbots are already running and end-users are eagerly waiting to 
test 21.02, so there are already forum discussions about 21.02 opkg.

jow has added the release keys for 17,01, 18.06 and 19.07, but I am unsure 
who should do it now, so I am spamming this to some possible suspects.


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