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Old 02-18-2012, 02:24 AM   #1
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Installing Software in Linux NAS

I have a Buffalo Linkstation Live where I modded the firmware to access it via Telnet and install Transmission (to replace the built-in Bittorrent that didn't run very well).

I'd like to install a download manager like


in the NAS. That is, a regular http/ftp download manager with the usual multiple download, queue features, and a web browser GUI interface. Unfortunately, I don't know how to go about it.

I can use Putty to telnet to the device and log in as root. I found the command (uname -a) for identifying the OS online, entered it, and got the ff:

Linux Nas

I entered "help" and found the ff. header in the help screen:

GNU bash, version 3.2.0(2)-release (arm-none-linux-gnueabi)

I followed these instructions to install Transmission:

I'm guessing that Optware is a program that allows me to install software via ipkg and downloaded using wget, and killall is used to close programs so that I can edit the settings before running them again.
Old 02-19-2012, 09:20 PM   #2
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I'm no expert here, but I can try my best to help you.

OK, so judging from the dmesg posted, it looks like it is running on an ARM architecture with 3.2.0 kernel. And slimrat happens to be included in the package repos listed in the instructions. So I'm guessing you would need to telnet/ssh in and run:
ipkg install slimrat

good luck,
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:58 AM   #3
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Thanks for the help! I'll give it a shot, and let you know how it goes.

I think I will also have to get instructions for wgetting slimrat, for starting and shutting down the program cleanly, the directories that need to be created, etc. I found installation instructions here:

but I don't know which one applies to the OS that I'm using.

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