[Synology ] IPKG installation on Synology NAS DS210+ How-To

Here is how to install ipkg on the Synology NAS DS210+.

Check OpenSSL version:

$ openssl version
OpenSSL 1.0.0h 12 Mar 2012

Download the corresponding OpenSSL package:

$ wget http://www.openssl.org/source/openssl-1.0.0h.tar.gz
$ tar zxvf openssl-1.0.0h.tar.gz
$ mkdir -p /usr/syno/ssl
$ cp openssl-1.0.0h/apps/openssl.cnf /usr/syno/ssl

Download and execute the PowerPC bootstrap:

$ wget http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/syno-e500/cross/unstable/syno-e500-bootstrap_1.2-7_powerpc.xsh
$ chmod +x syno-e500-bootstrap_1.2-7_powerpc.xsh
$ ./syno-e500-bootstrap_1.2-7_powerpc.xsh

Note: You might have to clean previous installations by removing the /volume1/@optware folder.

You can check what CPU run your NAS by typing:

$ cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep platform
platform : MPC8544 DS # Might be another for you

Optionnaly, change the cross compiled source to the one for your platform (MPC8544 DS for DS210+):

$ sed -i 's/syno-e500/syno1142ppc854x/' /opt/etc/ipkg/cross-feed.conf

Add the ipkg path to /root/.profile and /etc/profile files and reload it:
$ vi /root/.profile
$ source /root/.profile

Update IPKG:

$ ipkg update

Optionnally, you can setup ssh utilities to work (some steps might be missing and might be not the best way of doing it…):

$ ipkg install zlib
$ ipkg install openssl
Installing openssl (0.9.8v-2) to root...
Downloading http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/syno-e500/cross/unstable/openssl_0.9.8v-2_powerpc.ipk
$ mkdir ssh_utilities
$ cd ssh_utilities
$ ipkg download openssh
Downloading http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/syno-e500/cross/unstable/openssh_5.9p1-1_powerpc.ipk
Downloaded openssh as ./openssh_5.9p1-1_powerpc.ipk
Successfully terminated.
$ tar zxvf ./openssh_5.9p1-1_powerpc.ipk
$ tar zxvf ./data.tar.gz
$ cp opt/bin/openssh-scp /opt/bin/
$ cp opt/bin/ssh-add /opt/bin
$ cp opt/bin/ssh-agent /opt/bin
$ cp opt/bin/ssh-keyscan /opt/bin
$ cd /opt/bin
$ ln -s openssh-scp scp
$ cd /usr/sbin
$ ln -s /opt/bin/scp

As pointed to by this, web page, it might be interesting to fully install the openssh package…


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