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Install IPKG on Synology DS209+

IPKG is a Package Management System, this means that you can install packages on your NAS with a single command like ipkg install PackageName. This article will describe step-by-step how to do this.


To install IPKG you have to follow the following steps:
1. Create a folder with mkdir /volume1/public and go to that folder cd /volume1/public
2. To download the bootstrap type wget http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/syno-e500/cross/unstable/syno-e500-bootstrap_1.2-5_powerpc.xsh
3. Type sh syno-e500-bootstrap_1.2-5_powerpc.xsh to run it.
4. You’ll see “Setup complete” on the command line.
5. Optional: rm syno-e500-bootstrap_1.2-5_powerpc.xsh to remove the file.
6. Update the ipkg list of installed products using the command ipkg update
7. Update the ipkg installed packages to the latest versions using the command ipkg upgrade
8. Type reboot and press Enter. This will reboot the NAS. (Optional)
9. Done!

After rebooting and connecting again you can list all ipkg packages with ipkg list | grep SearchString or ipkg list. The last command can take a while.

Note: This is only for those models with a PowerPC Freescale 8543 (PPC) CPU. (DS209+, RS408, RS408-RP, DS408, DS508)

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