Update SynoCommunity packages after DSM 4.2 upgrade

Yesterday I’ve updated my Synology DS 410 to DSM 4.2 Beta. After the update I went to the ‘Package Center’ to upgrade my installed packages. All the Synology provided packages upgraded nicely but a few packages from the SynoCommunity (Sabnbd, sickbeard and CouchPotato) failed with the following error;


“Please run “Python” before installing this package.”

Because the Python package can’t run this must be some sort of compatibility issue. After performing some tests I came up with the following procedure to fix this problem;

  1. SSH to your DS (by using Putty or some other terminal application)
  2. Open the file “/var/packages/python/scripts/start-stop-status”
  3. Change the line “exit 1” under “status)” to “exit 0”, your configuration file then should look like this;
  4. Save the file and try upgrading the SynoCommunity packages again


Install (upgrade) Synology DSM 4.2 Beta Video tutorial

As I mentioned earlier today Synology released the public Beta of Disk Station Manager (DSM) 4.2. For the first time I made a video tutorial with the instructions on how to install this version of DSM on your Disk Station.

Whats new in DSM 4.2? Check out the release notes on the Synology website; http://www.synology.com/support/beta_dsm4.2.php?lang=enu

Synology DSM 4.2 Beta availible for download

Today Synology published the Disk Station Manager 4.2 Beta download on there website.

Read more on the DSM 4.2 website: http://www.synology.com/dsm/dsm4.2_beta.php?lang=enu

Release notes and download; http://www.synology.com/support/beta_dsm4.2.php?lang=enu

I will write a post on how you can upgrade to DSM 4.2 soon.

Update: upgrade to Synology DSM 4.2 video tutorial

Synology NAS as the ultimate XBMC media backend

As you can read in my previous posts I’m a big fan of the Synology NAS products and the XBMC media center. In this post I’ll show you how to transform the Synology NAS into the ultimate XBMC media backend.

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