Some users like to run software programs on there Synology DS which are not available in the package center (Synology repro, or any other). To install software you may need ipkg (or the Itsy Package Management System). ipkg is not default installed on your Syno so you have to do that yourself. On the Synology wiki there’s an article which describes the process of installing ipkg, but many users are having trouble with this guide.
So I thought, I’ll write a guide on how to install ipkg on your Syno DS. After some research on the internet I found a different, much easier way to install the ipkg package manager…
If you use the guide from the Synology wiki you’ll have to take many steps to install ipgk (15+) and because every processor type needs a different bootstrap (a bootstrap is a script that installs ipkg) a mistake is easily made. On my search on Google I found a package repository available at http://packages.quadrat4.de/. In this package repository there’s for almost every Syno a ipkg bootstrap. When you add this repository to the package center within DSM you can install the ipgk bootstrap, reboot your DS and enjoy ipgk;
When you connect to your DS with ssh after the reboot you can use ipkg;
Now it’s recommended to update the list of available package by running ‘ipkg update’
ipkg can now be used to install package, in this example I’m installing GIT with the command ‘ipkg install git’;