ReadyNAS OS 6.10.0 breaks PHP 7 and related add-ons

Although my ReadyNAS OS 6 systems don’t show the update yet ReadyNAS OS 6.10.0 has been released. Together with new features it also brings with it a new version of the built-in Apache web server, now at version 2.4 instead of version 2.2 in older versions of the firmware. Since PHP has to be complied and linked against the Apache version it is running under the current versions of the PHP7 add-ons will stop working on ReadyNAS OS 6.10.0. This of course affects all add-ons that depend on PHP, most notably OwnCloud and NextCloud.

I’m already working on a fix but it isn’t easy. In fact I need to build an own repository for the 6.10.x releases and I’m not sure how to best handle that in the future for similar breakages. For the moment my recommendation is to NOT upgrade to 6.10.0 unless that firmware fixes serious problems for you.