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Old 04-05-2016, 07:58 PM   #1
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Big Trouble Installing APT


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I have a NAS which as far as i can work out is running Debian, On which i am attempting to install APT. I cannot install APT because it requires either a display or working x11 forwarding, I cannot get the forwarding working because i do not have any xorg packages installed. I cannot install any packages because i do not have build-essentials installed. Nor do i have any compiler or make installed. All i have to work with is VIM, WGET and DPKG.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 04-06-2016, 06:29 AM   #2
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Can you please post the output of
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cat /etc/os-release
? It's quite interesting that apt is not installed by default. How about aptitude?
Code:
which aptitude
 
Old 04-06-2016, 08:40 AM   #3
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Dont have aptitude nor do i have an OS-release file. This seems to be a very striped down release.
 
Old 04-06-2016, 08:42 AM   #4
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I would need some way to install build-essentials without needing make or a compiler.
 
Old 04-06-2016, 08:44 AM   #5
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Then you are not running Debian. apt is the package manager and is one of the only things that is installed on a stripped-down version of Debian. Furthermore apt doesn't require a display manager of any kind as it is purely command line.
Perhaps you should find out which distribution you are running?
 
Old 04-06-2016, 08:51 AM   #6
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If i type in "dmesg | head -1" i get "[ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuset". If i type in "cat /proc/version" i get "Linux version 3.10.77 (root@build4) (gcc version 4.9.3 20150311 (prerelease) (crosstool-NG 1.20.0) ) #7321 SMP Wed Mar 23 11:48:26 CST 2016"
 
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Are you using a Synology NAS by any chance? If so, you are not using Debian but a custom Linux by Synology themselves. If that is the case you will likely have a hard time doing anything that Synology haven't built into the OS because it's not made as a general-purpose OS at all.
 
Old 04-06-2016, 09:10 AM   #8
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I am if fact using a synology DS216+. But its still a linux build, Meaning i should be able to run something like APT, YUM, or aptitude.
 
Old 04-06-2016, 09:21 AM   #9
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What is the make/model of your NAS. What are you trying to install or what are you trying to accomplish?

NAS are embedded devices and not your typical PC. They have limited memory, no graphics capability, no BIOS, usually not a x86/64 processor and so do not run a desktop operating system.
 
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I am if fact using a synology DS216+. But its still a linux build, Meaning i should be able to run something like APT, YUM, or aptitude.
That does not follow at all. You may or may not be able to compile a package manager but that's really up to what Synology decided to let you do and, as mentioned above, the capabilities and architecture of the device.
 
Old 04-06-2016, 09:25 AM   #11
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It is a Synology Ds216+ with and x64 celeron CPU and 4GB or RAM. I got it because my original nas had an ARM processor and i wanted to run small server programs off it e.g Teamspeak.

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Old 04-06-2016, 09:26 AM   #12
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Is there anyway i can pull the build-essential from something like Debian squeeze and transplant it in? That way i could compile programs from source
 
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What on earth makes you think that Debian is a place to get universal packages? You could try searching for build-essential for your device on the relevant forums, perhaps. You're not running Debian or any other mainstream distribution so you can't just turn it into one of those. I suppose Arch, Gentoo or Linux From Scratch may have source packages and build scripts you could modify but it's not guaranteed they will work.
 
Old 04-06-2016, 09:43 AM   #14
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See post #5.
http://forum.teamspeak.com/threads/7...gy-%28Linux%29
 
Old 04-06-2016, 08:38 PM   #15
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I have teamspeak server installed, I just used wget to download the server files right from their site. I guess i thought Linux packages were a bit more universal. Thanks for the help though guy i do appreciate it.
 
  


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