How to install IPKG on a Synology NAS

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Sometimes you want to install “community” or third party packages on your Synology NAS and they require IPKG (Itsy Package Management System) to be present. Instruction about how to go about this seem to vary and are often specific for the CPU inside your NAS. The easiest method that I’ve found for getting IPKG installed is as follows... First job is to open an SSH session to the NAS and confirm what type of processor it has. This can be done using the following command: For my DS1513+ it returns: Next you need to dig around the site http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/ to find the correct bootstrap for your architecture. In my case it’s … [Read more...]