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I'm attempting to install apcupsd on 2 Synology NAS servers (RS3411 and RS3412) so that they shutdown when batterlife on the UPS (APC SmartUPS X 1500) reaches a set minimum.

Here is what I do: - ssh into the NAS as root - install ipkg (sh syno-i686-bootstrap_1.2-7_i686.xsh) - instal apcupsd (ipkg install apcupsd_3.14.8-1_i686.ipk) - configure apcupsd.conf - start apcupsd - check with apcaccess So far so good, it works. However, when I log out of the session (directly or by rebooting) apcupsd doesn't work anymore, reporting as not being installed. ipkg does the same. When I try to reinstall ipkg is reports that it can't. After removing 2 folders (/volume1/@optware and /usr/lib/ipkg) and can install again and it's back to square 1.

I have no good idea what happens here. It might be something is installed in a part of memory that is cleaned when closing the session but I haven't much of a clue. As far as I can tell all files are installed on the disks.

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The answer turned out to be here. Specifically step 10, it comes instead of the normal way but is, in practice, alike.

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