How to install Optware on QNAP?

How to install Optware on QNAP?

  1. Return to the ‘QPKG Installed’ tab.
  2. Click the Optware icon or caption.
  3. Click the “Enable” button.
  4. Now Ssh into the admin account on your NAS device.
  5. As of April 2010, TS-219P Firmware 3.2.
  6. Log out, and restart the NAS device to get the patches enforced.
  7. Confirm that ipkg is available.

What is Optware?

Optware is a free software package manager for embedded systems. Originally developed as a distribution mechanism for the Unslung Linux distribution for the Linksys NSLU2, Optware has been adopted by a variety of hobbyist communities and device developers. The authors have switched to Optware-ng.

What is Entware QNAP?

Entware is an Optware replacement for arm, mips, mipsel & x64 NASes and routers. Entware is used to install additional packages (ipk-packages). There are now 2100+ ipk packages available.

What is a QPKG file?

What is QPKG file? Full format name of files that use QPKG extension is Qnap QTS Application Package Format. Files with QPKG extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux platform. Files with QPKG extension are categorized as Executable Files files.

How do you use OPKG?


  1. Install a package. $ opkg install [package]
  2. Remove a package. $ opkg remove [package]
  3. Update the list of available packages. $ opkg update.
  4. Upgrade all the installed packages. $ opkg upgrade.
  5. Upgrade one or more specific package(s)
  6. Display information for a specific package.
  7. List all the available packages.

How do I run a QPKG file?

  1. First, we are going to have to download the application we would like to install.
  2. Visit the QNAP App Center, select the model and QTS version of your NAS and download some apps.
  3. Unzip the file you have downloaded and have the .qpkg file ready.
  4. Log in to your NAS via web browser and launch App Center.

How do I install a QPKG file?

How to install the ElephantDrive QPKG?

  1. Download the appropriate QPKG for your QNAP model from one of the links below.
  2. Access your QNAP NAS via the IP address.
  3. Open App Center.
  4. Click Install Manually.
  5. Click Browse and select the QPKG file you downloaded in step #1.
  6. Click Install.

Where does opkg install to?

This simply retrieves a file like this one: example, for your installation and stores it on your RAM partition under /tmp/opkg-lists . As of LEDE 17.01, after the opkg upgrade, this folder occupies about 450 KiB of space.

How do you use opkg on yocto?

Using a Yocto build workstation as a remote opkg repository

  1. Add the new packages to the image recipe, rebuild the image and do a complete reinstall to an SD card.
  2. Build the packages with bitbake, manually copy the .
  3. Cross-build on a workstation without using bitbake and copy the binaries to the target, usually with scp.

How do I run a command in QNAP?

Re: How do you get to a Linux command prompt?

  1. Click Start->Run->type “cmd” [Enter]
  2. type (without quotes) “telnet A.B.C.D 13131” [Enter], where A.B.C.D is an IP address of your NAS and 13131 is a port number set in “Remote login” page.
  3. type login name – it is always “admin”
  4. type your admin password.

What happened to QNAP Optware?

OBSELETE: as of January 2019, Optware is no longer listed in the QNAP “App Center”. It appears that QNAP withdrew it sometime in 2015 or 2016. Entware is a non-QNAP QPKG which serves the same purpose of giving access to many command-line software tools used on a wide range of NAS systems.

What is QNAP qpkg?

QDK is used to build QPKG files/applications for QNAP Turbo NAS. A QPKG file makes it easy for anyone to install and remove packages. It also gives a package maintainer almost total control on how the package is installed on the NAS.

What is QNAP qs100optware?

When the QNAP NAS device starts up, it adds a link to this script from /etc/rcS.d/. The name of this link is something like QS100Optware, where 100 is a sequence number that depends on how many QPKG packages you installed and in what order.

How to install OpenSSH on a QNAP NAS?

Implementation: The first step in getting OpenSSH installed is to free up port TCP/22 on the NAS, by changing the port used by the QNAP Firmware. For this task simply proceed as follows: