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Old 02-13-2007, 11:22 AM   #1
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Unhappy Synology with BusyBox, want compiler and downloader

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 for more details.

I have read at 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?

Old 02-13-2007, 07:17 PM   #2
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nope, you can't use x86 binaries, since it's not an x86 arch.
so apt-get won't work, unless it is pointing to binaries for the specific hardware.

since I've never tried installing anything onto a nas, I have no idea what steps are needed to do so.


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