Dropbox Installer 2.1.0 for ReadyNAS OS 4.x (x86)

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While updating the Dropbox Manager for ReadyNAS OS 6 I also changed the way available Dropbox versions are detected. Since the new system should be more reliable and also detect versions that aren’t announced in the changelog by Dropbox I thought I’d better make that system available for ReadyNAS OS 4 systems as well. So here we go:

DropboxManager 1.2.0 for ReadyNAS OS 6 6.6.0+

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With ReadyNAS OS 6.6.0 NETGEAR switched the underlying operating system from Debian 7 (Wheezy) to Debian 8 (Jessie). However some parts are still stuck on older versions and unfortunately the Apache web server powering the ReadyNAS web interface is one of them. This lead to a problem with the DropboxManager add-on which relied on libapache2-mod-wsgi. The update to Debian 8 broke this module and in consequence prevented DropboxManager from being installed on ReadyNAS systems running ReadyNAS OS 6.6.0 or newer. So I decided to rip out the whole libapache2-mod-wsgi dependency and ship the add-on as a stand-alone app. So if you want to (re-)install the DropboxManager app on ReadyNAS OS 6.6.0 make sure to first grab the latest version:

As always: Yes, this is still x86 only for Dropbox still doesn’t offer ARM binaries. Sorry.

Kernel Modules for ReadyNAS OS 6.6.0 (R6x86)

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With the release of ReadyNAS OS 6.6.0 NETGEAR again updated the kernel for the ReadyNAS OS, thus requiring new kernel modules for TV cards and other devices. The new modules for ReadyNAS OS 6.6.0 (x86) have been included in the kernel modules package and can be found here:

Kernel Modules updated for ReadyNAS OS 6.5.2 (x86)

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With the release of ReadyNAS OS 6.5.2 NETGEAR again also updated the kernel for the ReadyNAS OS, thus requiring new kernel modules for TV cards and other devices. The new modules for ReadyNAS OS 6.5.2 (x86) can be found here:

A fix for recent Dropbox problems

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As some of you have noticed the latest versions of the Dropbox daemon refused to run on the ReadyNAS (and on many other Linux based platforms). The reason for this was a logical fault within the Dropbox daemon and it’s supporting tools that couldn’t be fixed from the outside. If you’re interested the details are available in a thread on the Dropbox forums. By now a fixed version is available in the form of Dropbox daemon version 11.3.18. I verified that this version fixes the problem on x86 ReadyNAS systems running RAIDiator 4.2.x and newer models running ReadyNAS OS 6. Unfortunately this version still isn’t listed in the official or beta channels and thus isn’t shown as installable on the Dropbox app’s main screen. However, you can install that version manually and here’s how:

ReadyNAS with ReadyNAS OS 6 (x86)

  1. If you haven’t done so already, enable SSH access to your ReadyNAS
  2. Login to the command line of your ReadyNAS as “root@ip.of.your.nas” and the password you use for the web interface of your ReadyNAS
  3. On the command line run “/apps/dropboxmanager/bin/install_dbx.sh 11.3.18” (without the quotes)
  4. Wait until the command finishes and verify that Dropbox is on version 11.3.18 in the add-on’s web interface

ReadyNAS with RAIDiator 4 (x86)

  1. Enable SSH access to your ReadyNAS using the Enable Root SSH Access add-on
  2. Login to the command line of your ReadyNAS as “root@ip.of.your.nas” and the password you use for the web interface of your ReadyNAS
  3. On the command line run “/usr/share/dropbox/dropbox_up 11.3.18” (without the quotes)
  4. Wait until the command finishes and verify that Dropbox is on version 11.3.18 in the “Installed Add-Ons” overview

 

Dropbox Installer 2.1.0 for ReadyNAS OS 4.x (x86)

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While updating the Dropbox Manager for ReadyNAS OS 6 I also changed the way available Dropbox versions are detected. Since the new system should be more reliable and also detect versions that aren’t announced in the changelog by Dropbox I thought I’d better make that system available for ReadyNAS OS 4 systems as well. So here we go:

DropboxManager 1.2.0 for ReadyNAS OS 6 6.6.0+

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With ReadyNAS OS 6.6.0 NETGEAR switched the underlying operating system from Debian 7 (Wheezy) to Debian 8 (Jessie). However some parts are still stuck on older versions and unfortunately the Apache web server powering the ReadyNAS web interface is one of them. This lead to a problem with the DropboxManager add-on which relied on libapache2-mod-wsgi. The update to Debian 8 broke this module and in consequence prevented DropboxManager from being installed on ReadyNAS systems running ReadyNAS OS 6.6.0 or newer. So I decided to rip out the whole libapache2-mod-wsgi dependency and ship the add-on as a stand-alone app. So if you want to (re-)install the DropboxManager app on ReadyNAS OS 6.6.0 make sure to first grab the latest version:

As always: Yes, this is still x86 only for Dropbox still doesn’t offer ARM binaries. Sorry.

Kernel Modules for ReadyNAS OS 6.6.0 (R6x86)

linux_kernel_drivers

With the release of ReadyNAS OS 6.6.0 NETGEAR again updated the kernel for the ReadyNAS OS, thus requiring new kernel modules for TV cards and other devices. The new modules for ReadyNAS OS 6.6.0 (x86) have been included in the kernel modules package and can be found here:

Kernel Modules updated for ReadyNAS OS 6.5.2 (x86)

linux_kernel_drivers

With the release of ReadyNAS OS 6.5.2 NETGEAR again also updated the kernel for the ReadyNAS OS, thus requiring new kernel modules for TV cards and other devices. The new modules for ReadyNAS OS 6.5.2 (x86) can be found here:

A fix for recent Dropbox problems

dropbox_logo

As some of you have noticed the latest versions of the Dropbox daemon refused to run on the ReadyNAS (and on many other Linux based platforms). The reason for this was a logical fault within the Dropbox daemon and it’s supporting tools that couldn’t be fixed from the outside. If you’re interested the details are available in a thread on the Dropbox forums. By now a fixed version is available in the form of Dropbox daemon version 11.3.18. I verified that this version fixes the problem on x86 ReadyNAS systems running RAIDiator 4.2.x and newer models running ReadyNAS OS 6. Unfortunately this version still isn’t listed in the official or beta channels and thus isn’t shown as installable on the Dropbox app’s main screen. However, you can install that version manually and here’s how:

ReadyNAS with ReadyNAS OS 6 (x86)

  1. If you haven’t done so already, enable SSH access to your ReadyNAS
  2. Login to the command line of your ReadyNAS as “root@ip.of.your.nas” and the password you use for the web interface of your ReadyNAS
  3. On the command line run “/apps/dropboxmanager/bin/install_dbx.sh 11.3.18” (without the quotes)
  4. Wait until the command finishes and verify that Dropbox is on version 11.3.18 in the add-on’s web interface

ReadyNAS with RAIDiator 4 (x86)

  1. Enable SSH access to your ReadyNAS using the Enable Root SSH Access add-on
  2. Login to the command line of your ReadyNAS as “root@ip.of.your.nas” and the password you use for the web interface of your ReadyNAS
  3. On the command line run “/usr/share/dropbox/dropbox_up 11.3.18” (without the quotes)
  4. Wait until the command finishes and verify that Dropbox is on version 11.3.18 in the “Installed Add-Ons” overview