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package icon Easy Bootstrap Installer
Developer: QTip
Publisher: QTip
Version: 0.5-047 Firmware: 5.2-5155 and onward
Last update: 30/09/2018 Size: 348.16 Kb
Architecture: northstarplus
required packages: none
With a few mouse clicks you can set up a bootstrap for your Synology DiskStation or Router. Depending on availability for the particular model it can be chosen between Optware(-ng) iPKG® or Entware oPKG.
Version 0.5-047 - 30/09/2018
- fixed: When removing Entware an error was displayed, but it is not an error
- fixed: The directory '/opt' respectively the symlink 'opt' is now also deleted after a faulty installation
- fixed: Manual installation of the missing dependency libunistring for wget in optware-ng (as a fix also by an update of EBI)
- info: Segmentation faults with Optware-ng, solution still open (see https://github.com/Optware/Optware-ng/issues/294)
Optware-ng has currently been disabled for the DS1010+ only. If there are other models, then please write this in the german synology support forum at https://www.synology-forum.de/showthread.html?68335-EBI-Easy-Bootstrap-Installer
- updated: Entware-ng and Entware 3.x became Entware (see https://entware.net/2018/03/01/Changelog.html)
The bootstraps offered by the DiskStations for the Entware-ng were converted to Entware. Only models based on the architecture 'evansport' kept the old Entware-ng, since Entware is no longer offered for x86-32.
The installation for Entware-ng has been adjusted and is now running faultless.
- added: Support for architecture 'armada37xx' (DS119j)
Version 0.4-037 - 29/12/2017
- fixed: Users who do not have an appropriate language for the installation could not install EBI for the new CPU architectures (apollolake, broadwellnk, rtd1296)
Version 0.4-036 - 02/10/2017
- added: Support for architecture 'apollolake' (DS218+, DS418play, DS718+, DS918+, x64)
- added: Support for architecture 'broadwellnk' (DS3018xs, x64)
- added: Support for architecture 'rtd1296' (DS418, DS418j - only 32bit, there is no native armv8 support yet by Optware-ng oder Entware-ng)
Version 0.4-035 - 25/05/2017
- added: Support for architecture 'broadwell' (DS3617xs, RS3617xs+, FS2017, x64)
- added: Support for architecture 'grantley' (FS3017, x64)
Version 0.4-034 - 07/09/2016
- fixed: wrong url and path for architecture 'armada38x'
Version 0.4-033 - 08/06/2016
- added: Support for DSM 3.2 or higher, this is a complete installation with scaled-down wizard functions, because in DSM < 5.0 a essential wizard function is missing. due to this limitations of the package center the availability of a bootstrap and other checks can only be performed after confirmation of the summary (preinst).
- added: Selection of Optware path priority, you can choose between 'Synology before Optware path' or 'Optware before Synology path' (only for optware)
- added: Preselection of link variant 'bind mount' if VirtualBox is present
Version 0.3-029 - 22/05/2016
- added: Optware-ng for powerpc e500v (ppc853x and ppc854x)
Version 0.3-028 - 16/05/2016
- added: Support for architecture 'dockerx64' (DockerDSM, x64)
- added: Support for architecture 'kvmx64' (VirtualDSM, x64)
Version 0.3-027 - 28/04/2016
- fixed: Additional installation of ipkg package for the old Optware ends in an endless installation
Version 0.3-026 - 03/04/2016
- Besides the manual installation of Optware-ng an installation of the ipkg package is additionally performed by the package manager so that an update of the package manager will also be displayed.
This will also be fixed by updating the package, a new installation is not required.
Version 0.3-025 - 28/02/2016
- updated: Feed url of Optware-ng, new location is now http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/optware-ng (see https://github.com/Optware/Optware-ng#attention)
Version 0.3-024 - 13/02/2016
- fixed: Installation could not be performed because of a special character with an incorrect encoding. This only affected users, where the installation was displayed in english.
Version 0.3-023 - 25/01/2016
- fixed: Installation of old Optware iPKG for powerpc based diskstations
Version 0.3-022 - 30/12/2015
- Switched from Optware to Optware-ng (see https://github.com/alllexx88/Optware-ng#description)
# Thx for the suggestion BuFu https://www.cphub.net/?id=40&pid=493#comments #
Hint: The installation takes more time than any other bootstrap, because the locales have to be generated after installing.
Version 0.3-020 - 21/12/2015
- Switched from Qnapware and Entware to Entware-ng (see http://forum.synology.com/enu/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=95346&start=270)
- added: Backup and restore of Entware-ng
- added: Support for architecture 'northstarplus' (RT1900ac, BCM58622, armv7) *** USB stick or SD card required ***
- added: Support for architecture 'armada38x' (DS216, 88F6820, armv7)
- added: User selectable link variant (symlink or bind mount)
- added: Specific support for VirtualBox - whether installing or uninstalling, the VirtualBox folder will remain until you uninstall VirtualBox.
- fixed: In some cases the wrong DiskStation model was displayed in the installer
Version 0.3-016 - 19/11/2015
- Few language text corrections
- added: Support for architecture 'braswell' (DS716+, x86)
Version 0.2-015 beta - 26/10/2015
- Small fixes
- added: Support for architecture 'monaco' (DS216play, armv7)
- Users can now choose between disabling (rename) or complete removal of existing bootstraps before installing
Version 0.2-014 beta - 03/10/2015
- added: User selectable deactivation (not removal) of nearly all old bootstrap types before the installation is performed. The package manager source directory (@optware or @qnapware) will be renamed, all other configuration files are removed.
- Installation is now possible if a folder or symlink /opt or /volume(x)/@optware exists and don't owned by a active package manager. With a user selectable option the existing /opt or /volume(x)@optware will be integrated into the package manager directory or renamed to opt_#timestamp# resp _optware_#timestamp#.
- fixed: rc.local code to create symlink based on installed volume
- Further optimizations
Version 0.2-013 beta - 30/08/2015
- added: Possibility to backup and restore the bootstrap folder @optware or @qnapware via DSM Backup & Replication
Version 0.2-012 beta - 29/08/2015
- added: Optionally removing of bootstrap during uninstall
Version 0.2-011 beta - 27/08/2015
- fixed: Small bug, that prevent install of Entware without error
Version 0.1-010 beta - 26/08/2015
- added: Advanced prerequisite checks
- added: Extra checks after download and install
- added: Support to install on the selected volume
- fixed: Wrong path typo on install of Entware
- fixed: rc.local code
Version 0.1-009 beta - 22/08/2015
- First public beta

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  1. wrote on - Unapproved

    1. Ravi Sidhu wrote on Mar 14, 2019 at 02:17 PM


      I also have a 213+ .... If you have a minute, do you have a few bullet points on setting up IPKG bootstrap and then using it to install python libraries?

      Thanks mate


  2. Joost wrote on Oct 03, 2017 at 12:13 PM

    Just wanted to say thanks! Works great on my granny DS213+ ;-)


  3. Nathan wrote on May 04, 2017 at 08:55 PM

    I found your Bootstrap Installer after I had already installed Entware-ng using the directions from here: https://github.com/Entware-ng/Entware-ng/wiki/Install-on-Synology-NAS. The problem I have with the github version is it does not handle shutdown scripts, just startup. Does your installation handle both Startup and Shutdown? I assume it is different as it did not pickup the fact I had installed Entware already.



  4. MrFloydARG wrote on Mar 17, 2017 at 04:05 AM

    YOU ARE GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Install OK ON DS216play :)


    1. wilton wrote on Feb 09, 2016 at 01:25 AM

      exactly the same problem


    2. santricity wrote on Feb 07, 2016 at 01:11 PM

      The same on DS716+. I click Next on license agreement page and nothing is happening.


  5. Jahro wrote on Feb 07, 2016 at 10:56 AM

    Downloaded, started manuall installation and... can't click 'Next' after accepting license agreement... or in fact I can click the button but there is no response...
    Any idea?

    DS214 with DSM 5.2


    1. qtip wrote on Jan 28, 2016 at 08:21 PM

      I have no issues with download from here. Can you download and install manually?


  6. kwanggoo wrote on Jan 27, 2016 at 06:58 AM

    I removed previous version(22) with bootstrap and can't install this version. Why it does not install this version? current state is no response when click install button on DSM.


  7. Marco wrote on Jan 08, 2016 at 12:33 PM

    Same for me. Installation fails with "Failed to install" message. I'm on a DS413. It is a ppc architecture.


    1. dbojdo wrote on Dec 29, 2015 at 04:08 PM

      Sorry, not valid any more. I've tried to install "northstarplus" by mistake.


  8. dbojdo wrote on Dec 29, 2015 at 04:01 PM

    I've just tried to install Easy Bootstrap Installer on my Synolody DS216play but I've got an error "This package is not supported on the platform of DiskStation". But since version 0.2-015 beta should be. Any ideas?


  9. BuFu wrote on Dec 25, 2015 at 04:52 PM

    Could we add Optware-ng Bootstrap or replace Optware bootstrap for Optware-ng?

    Because this one is way more up to date See: https://github.com/alllexx88/Optware-ng


  10. keysuck wrote on Dec 15, 2015 at 02:30 AM

    I am on DS412+ and it fails to remove previous bootstrap manually installed following instructions here: https://forum.synology.com/wiki/index.php/Overview_on_modifying_the_Synology_Server,_bootstrap,_ipkg_etc#How_to_install_ipkg. Here are the error messages:

    root: /usr/local/etc/rc.d/optware.sh stop executing.
    root: Shutting down Optware.
    root: /opt/etc/rc.optware stop executing.
    root: /opt/etc/rc.optware stop complete.
    root: /usr/local/etc/rc.d/optware.sh stop complete.
    root: Optware stop complete.

    Looking at the error messages, all operations seem completed without any issues.

    The installation worked flawlessly on my other machines, DS213+ amd DS713+. Thanks, by the way, for the awesome package!


  11. qtip wrote on Nov 23, 2015 at 02:05 PM

    @Andreas K
    In this form, unfortunately not possible, because the wizard and the required functions exist only starting from DSM 5.x. Maybe later I think of a stripped down version. Have you already tried the older Bootstrap Installer of http://packages.quadrat4.de?


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