the GNU packages that I need most seriously on my Synology NAS

CAVEAT: In 2017 I started using opkg (Entware-NG) instead of ipkg (optware). This document may not be updated entirely to reflect the new circumstances. https://wiki.jochen.hayek.name/w/index.php?title=Synology_DSM – better use and maintain that article instead of this one theses are the GNU packages I seriously need on my Synology NAS (there is actually more than one …):… Continue reading the GNU packages that I need most seriously on my Synology NAS

the regular commands for updating your Synology IPKG installation

# is /volume1/@optware symlinked to /opt ? $ ~/bin/sl /opt $ ln -s /volume1/@optware /opt $ export PATH=/opt/bin:$PATH If /volume1/@optware is not there at all, go to http://forum.synology.com/wiki/index.php/Overview_on_modifying_the_Synology_Server,_bootstrap,_ipkg_etc johayek@hayekw $ ssh -A root@DiskStation DiskStationM> ipkg update DiskStationM> ipkg upgrade DiskStationM> ipkg install foobar DiskStationM> ipkg list DiskStationM> ipkg list_installed The packages I am interested in: DiskStation> ipkg… Continue reading the regular commands for updating your Synology IPKG installation

(cross) development toolchain for the Synology DiskStations (DS213+, DS112+, …) – which CPUs do they use?

The gcc supplied by ipkg (for this model) is an ancient 3.4.6, apparently so outdated, that you cannot configure and compile “current” sources, at least neither a current rsync nor a current gcc. I guess I should go for Synology’s own toolchain for the DS213+. Where do they supply that? At www.synology.com > Support >… Continue reading (cross) development toolchain for the Synology DiskStations (DS213+, DS112+, …) – which CPUs do they use?

the IPKG optware development toolchain for Synology DiskStations

http://forum.synology.com/wiki/index.php/Overview_on_modifying_the_Synology_Server,_bootstrap,_ipkg_etc Recently I found IPKG actually got abandoned, and the IPKG Perl on one of my Synology DiskStations wasn’t really functional at all (some broken dependency on a library to be loaded dynamically). That really frustrated me for a short period. Now I installed the IPKG optware-devel (compilation toolchain) and esp. gcc. Downloaded rsync sources, proceeded… Continue reading the IPKG optware development toolchain for Synology DiskStations

my new “mobile NAS”: Synology DS112+

http://www.synology.com/products/product.php?product_name=DS112%2B&lang=enu http://www.synology.com/products/product.php?product_name=DS112%2B Installation procedure from CD-ROM: you are starting with a DiskStation with a bare disk, i.e. no DSM (the DS Management system) mount the supplied CD-ROM mount DSAssistant-SYNOLOGY_….dmg from the CD-ROM run the assistant App from there the assistant App helps you installing the DSM, either from a  DSM_DS112+_….pat file (around 40 MB large) on the CD-ROM (it comes… Continue reading my new “mobile NAS”: Synology DS112+

“rsync over ssh” to a Synology NAS – IPKG, opkg

Nota Bene / before: This is the text, that helps me personally re-installing rsync, whenever it magically disappears, maybe caused by an DSM update. True, I should bring a little structure into this article. I never ever care about rsyncd, as I am doing “rsync over ssh”;  any activity suggested regarding rsyncd does not concern me.… Continue reading “rsync over ssh” to a Synology NAS – IPKG, opkg

wikis, forums and repositories for the Synology DiskStations and Routers

forum.synology.com/wiki http://forum.synology.com/wiki/index.php/Overview_on_modifying_the_Synology_Server,_bootstrap,_ipkg_etc www.synology-wiki.de – there is actually also a German wiki www.synology-wiki.de/index.php/IPKG – that’s where and how I got hold on the alternative rsync – once “IPKG” is successfully set up, “ipkg install rsync” will do what it says http://www.synology-forum.de http://www.synology-forum.de/forumdisplay.html?157-Router-RT1900ac https://SynoCommunity.com – are the packages a little outdated?!? https://github.com/SynoCommunity Update 2016-01-27: This article tells you what to do:… Continue reading wikis, forums and repositories for the Synology DiskStations and Routers

my new NAS (and so much more): Synology DS213+

DS213+ Products – Synology Inc. Network Attached Storage The box makes itself known as diskstation.local resp. DiskStation on my LAN. (Reliability …) Of course it deserves a “1 Gbit/s” on my FRITZ!Box. The box’s OS is BusyBox; here are a few more details: DiskStation> uname -aLinux DiskStation 2.6.32.12 #2668 SMP Tue Dec 11 13:01:16 CST… Continue reading my new NAS (and so much more): Synology DS213+