ReadyNAS OS 6.7.5 Released (x86 & ARM)


The headline says it all: ReadyNAS OS 6.7.5 is released for x86 and ARM based systems. Besides the things mentioned in the release notes this version also fixes some problems people were having when installing OwnCloud and SABnzbd on the ReadyNAS systems running ReadyNAS OS 6.7.4. If your ReadyNAS doesn’t show the update to 6.7.5 as being available you can grab the archives on the following locations for manual upload to your ReadyNAS:

Update: As it turns out this version will fix all problems for x86 users but still won’t allow all ARM users to install SABnzbd successfully.

SABnzbd 2.1.0 (All ReadyNAS Platforms)

Although it took me a bit I’m happy to announce SABnzbd 2.1.0 for all ReadyNAS platforms – including the old Sparc boxes running ReadyNAS OS 4. Before getting to the actual downloads I need to point out a few differences:

While on ReadyNAS OS 6 (x86 and ARM) sabyenc and p7zip are included, this was done by using the packages already available with the underlying base operating system. No such luck on the other platforms though. Thus I had to build sabyenc and p7zip manually which gave me the opportunity to upgrade the latter to it’s latest version 16.02. So whereas ReadyNAS OS 6 uses p7zip 9.20 all other platforms enjoy a much improved version. And while I was on it, I also updates unRAR to version 5.5.4 on ReadyNAS OS 4 (RAIDiator 4) on x86 as well as on ReadyNAS OS 5 (RAIDiator 5) for the older ReadyNAS ARM systems. Unfortunately it still refuses to compile on SPARC but I’m sure I’ll be able to provide an updated unRAR for SPARC soon. Once there I also ported Multithreaded Par2 in version 0.7.2 to all the platforms, so this is newer on those than on ReadyNAS OS 6 as well. I’ll see what I can do for ReadyNAS OS 6 – maybe provide a separate repository which thankfully is possible since ReadyNAS OS 6.7.x. We’ll see.

Somewhat related are some bugs in different versions of NETGEAR’s NAS OS I found throughout the testing of the apps.

  • ReadyNAS OS 6.7.0 – 6.7.4 will not delete uploaded apps from the /tmp folder once the installation is finished. Unless you’re an app hunter chances are pretty low that you’ll run out of disk space because of that, but you may wish to keep an eye on this. This is already reported to NETGEAR and should be fixed in ReadyNAS OS 6.7.5.
  • ReadyNAS OS 6.7.0 – 6.7.4 will no longer overwrite an app if the same version is installed again. In fact, the app will not even get installed at all. This may be a bit problematic in case you want to start fresh or just re-install an app. Again, this is already reported to NETGEAR and should be fixed in ReadyNAS OS 6.7.5.
  • Lastly for ReadyNAS 6.7.0 – 6.7.4 there’s a bug that will only hit app developers: If you’re using the newly introduced feature of specifying external repositories for your app there’s a chance that the installer chokes on the repository’s certificate and thus refuses to add the repo and with it the app. As above, this is already reported to NETGEAR and should get fixed with ReadyNAS OS 6.7.5.
  • A final bug affects ReadyNAS OS 5 (RAIDiator 5) on the older ARM platform. The web interfaces seems to become more and more incompatible with modern browsers. This affects the upload of apps which will result in an error message saying “Unexpected Server Error”. The only browser that seems to still be happy with those systems is Firefox (at least on my Mac).

Now, after a quite lengthy post, here are the links to the downloads for SABnzbd 2.1.0 for the different ReadyNAS platforms:

SABnzbd 2.0.1-3 Update for ARM based ReadyNAS 6


As it turned out there were problems installing the SABnzbd app on ARM based ReadyNAS OS 6 systems. The reason is that the sabyenc module is built directly on the NAS during the installation process and this particular step fails on those systems. So for now I disabled building the module on ARM boxes. This will give ARM users a slightly slower encoding and will show up as a warning but won’t affect general operation of SABnzbd. Once I can get hold of an ARM based ReadyNAS to replace my broken one I’ll fix this properly. For now please download the updated SABnubd add-on without sabyenc.

Kernelmodules 6.7.4 (ReadyNAS OS 6 x86)

New week, new ReadyNAS OS – and yet another new kernel 😉 While working on the modules for ReadyNAS OS 6.7.3 the friendly folks at NETGEAR released ReadyNAS OS 6.7.4. Thankfully the kernel hasn’t changed between those two versions so the additional effort to get everything up and running was minimal. As an added benefit the list of drivers not supported by this kernel has shrunk again.

Now the only ones missing are:

  • VIDEO_CX231XX: Requires at least kernel 4.7.0
  • DVB_M88DS3103: Requires at least kernel 4.7.0
  • DVB_CXD2820R: Requires at least kernel 4.6.0
  • DVB_RTL2830: Requires at least kernel 4.7.0
  • DVB_RTL2832: Requires at least kernel 4.7.0
  • DVB_SI2168: Requires at least kernel 4.7.0
  • DVB_LGDT3306A: Requires at least kernel 4.7.0
  • INTEL_ATOMISP: Requires at least kernel 9.255.255

So here’s the link to the latest (and still free) kernel modules:

Since I can’t test all the different USB drivers included please accept my apologies if the driver for your hardware is included but doesn’t work. In that case please drop me a note and I’ll see what I can do.

SABnzbd 2.x (ReadyNAS OS 6, all platforms)

Yeah, I know. It took me quite a while to release the 2.x series of SABnzbd. Reasons for that are mostly too much work and the changes that needed to be made to get sabyenc into the packages for all platforms. But now, finally here they are:

Have fun!