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.

Pi-Hole updates


I just finished updating Pi-Hole after receiving quite some reports about the app not working especially on RN1xx ReadyNAS systems. Took me a while to figure out the problem: the binary the app was using seems to be compiled using floating point instructions not available in the CPUs of some ARM based ReadyNAS models. The only solution I could come up with was to build tailored binaries for all newer ReadyNAS systems and release a new version of the app.
So while the version number shows only a minor change there have been lots of modifications under the hood. First tests are promising so it would be nice if the new version of the app could be tested by as many people as possible.

SABnzbd 2.3.2-3 (ReadyNAS OS 6 All Platforms)

I know, April fools day and all that. Still, I had to do an urgent update to the SABnzbd app for ReadyNAS OS 6. Due to blatant stupidity on my part the latest version at least in some cases wasn’t able to install unless an older version was already present on the NAS. This is fixed now, my apologies to everyone who ran into this problem. The fixed version is either available via the “My Account” page for those who already bought the app, all others get their copy here:

Python 2.7 now supports TLS v1.2 (RAIDiator 4 x86)

After some reports that the Python based tools were experiencing strange SSL errors I found the reason for that being the missing TLS v1.2 support in the OpenSSL library the Python binaries were linked against. So I backported the OpenSSL libraries from Debian Jessie and repackaged the Python add-on for RAIDiator 4 (x86). For registered users the new add-on is available throught the “My Account” page, all other can get it from here:

PHPMyAdmin 4.7.7 (ReadyNAS OS 6 ARM & x86)


A security hole was discovered in PhpMyAdmin that affects all versions from 4.7.0 to 4.7.6. Thus I updated the app to the fixed version 4.7.7. The update is available from the “My Account” page or from the following locations: