I have bought a Synology 101j NAS preinstalled with BusyBox Linux. I have enabled telnet on it, and want to install some apps. Ex. MC, but it failed because i don't have a C compiler.
Therefore I wanted to install GCC, but it won’t let me configure.
creating cache ./config.cache
checking host system type... armv5b-unknown-linux-gnu
checking target system type... armv5b-unknown-linux-gnu
checking build system type... armv5b-unknown-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD compatible install... ./install-sh -c
checking whether ln works... yes
checking whether ln -s works... yes
configure: error: Building in the source directory is not supported in this release. See http://gcc.gnu.org/install/configure.html
for more details.
I have read at nslu2-linux.org that others use programs for Power PC - why is that? The CPU in the NAS is a "Intel IXP420 @ 266MHz (Part No. fwixp420bb, see p. 51/52)"
Some have accomplished to install ipkg on it
Can't I run "apg get" and use x86 apps?
I'm total confused now... What's a bootstrap, and what does it have to do with ipkg, which i understand is a download client. Why do others use PowerPC apps?
Finally, how do I install a compiler and download client?