Synology Package Sources

24.01.2021

Last modified: 24.01.2021
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About

The Package-Center is the central hub on your DiskStation where you can install and de-install apps provided by Synology and selected 3rd party apps. By default not that much apps are provided and those provided are usually not up-to-date. I’m not talking about the great inhouse apps from Synology but about general useful apps like wordpress for example.

The Package Center

Fortunately you can expand the available apps by adding custom, community based software repositories as software sources to the package center.

To do this open up your Package Center and click on Settings. In the settings that open change the Trust Level to 

• Any publisher

Adding Software Sources

Next open the Package Sources Tab and click on Add. 

In the following dialog box add a nice name for your software source in the Name field and the url of the software repository in the Location field.

Click on OK and enjoy the packages from your new source.

The package repositories are usually maintained by the community. Therefore it is quite common the not every source will be always available. Synology has a unique way of hinting that not all package sources are available right now. When you click on the Community Tab of the Package Center and you don’t see any package but the message 

Connection failed. Please check your network and time settings.

that means that one or more software sources are currently unavailable. Talk about clear communication….

Alright. That’s that. Now you know how to add community software sources to your Synology NAS. Check back soon to read more awesome tips.

 

 

I would probably pay for the look on your face right now. I’m sorry I couldn’t resist. Of course last but not least my personal list of currently working software sources.

Please be aware that you are installing apps from people that you don’t know, packages of which you can NOT be sure of what is contained in the spk package.

Software Sources

synocommunity https://packages.synocommunity.com
cphub https://www.cphub.net
digitalbox http://digital.box.free.fr/sspks/
pcloadletter https://packages.pcloadletter.co.uk
acmenet http://synology.acmenet.ru/
emby https://synology.emby.media/
dierkse http://syno.dierkse.nl/
nimloth http://synology.nimloth.pl/
cambier https://synology.cambier.org/
synologyitalia https://spk.synologyitalia.com
nzbusenet http://synology.nzbusenet.com/
filebot https://get.filebot.net/syno/
sysco http://synology.sysco.ch/
hofrichter https://www.hofrichter.at/sspks/
page81 https://packages.page81.net/
hildinger http://www.hildinger.us/sspks/
jadahl http://www.jadahl.com/domoticz_stable_6/
beatificabytes https://www.beatificabytes.be/sspks/
pulse-station https://www.pulse-station.com/repo/

 

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