Installation of Optware on the D-Link DNS-323 and Conceptronic CH3SNAS

Many people asked me to compile various packages over the last few years. Sometimes i was able to help and sometimes (in rare occasions) i had to reject a request when it was impossible to fulfill it. Then i often told the requestor to install optware which originated from the NSLU2-Project and provides many addition packages. I didn’t have experienc on this, so i had to leave them in the dark. Until recently.
I’ve done a lot of research and looked at many scripts. A few days ago i stumbled across a thread in my favorite fun_plug-Board that was promoting a script which manages all the stuff. Well i tried it and made several modifications to it so that it works in the D-Link DNS-323 and Conceptronic CH3SNAS. THIS DOES NOT WORK ON OTHER DEVICES, PLEASE CHECK HERE IF A TUTORIAL IS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR DEVICE!

German version of this tutorialFirst you need a working Fonz fun_plug which you can install with these instructions. Then enter the following commands:

wget http://wolf-u.li/u/238 -O /ffp/start/optware.sh
chmod a+x /ffp/start/optware.sh
/ffp/start/optware.sh start

This downloads the Optware-Script for fun_plug, marks it as executable (which leads to a start on every boot, as you’ve already learned) and starts the script once. This may take a while as the NAS is downloading Optware. After the successful download, you should reboot you NAS to see if it works and to set the correct enviroment-variables automatically.

The usage of ipkg (The package manager for Optware (like funpkg for fun_plug)) is shown if you enter “ipkg” in your Terminal. The current list of packages is loaded when entering “ipkg update“, a package is installed with “ipkg install [packagename]“.

About Uli

Uli bought his first CH3SNAS in May 2007. Now he owns several NAS-Devices for the backup and storage of media data.Feel free to visit his Homepage: http://wolf-u.li (German) Did his posts help you? Please consider buying him a coffee (or two)!