spksrc is a cross compilation framework intended to compile and package softwares for Synology NAS
To use spksrc, it is recommended to use a virtual machine with Debian stable OS installed. You'll also need some stuff:
sudo aptitude install build-essential debootstrap python-pip automake libgmp-dev libltdl-dev libunistring-dev libffi-dev ncurses-dev
You are now ready to use spksrc and make almost all SPKs. If you have any problem, try installing the missing packages on your virtual machine.
Lets start with an example:
git clone https://github.com/SynoCommunity/spksrc.git cd spksrc/spk/transmission make arch-88f6281
What have I done?
- You cloned the repository
- Went into the directory of the SPK for transmission
- Started building the SPK for the architecture 88f6281 (see the list of architectures)
At the end of the process, the SPK will be available in
What is spksrc doing?
- First spksrc will read
- Download the adequate toolchain for the chosen architecture
- Process dependencies if any
- Download the source in
- Extract the source
- Package all the requirements into a SPK under
- Installer script
- Start/Stop/Status script
- Package icon
- Wizards (optional)
- Help files (optional)
The only thing you should be editing in spksrc is Makefiles. To make a SPK, start by cross-compiling the underlying package. To do so:
- Copy a standard cross package like
spksrc/cross/transmission/Makefilein your new package directory
- Edit the Makefile variables so it fits your new package
- Empty variables
CONFIGURE_ARGSin the Makefile
- Try to cross-compile and fix issues as they come (missing dependencies, configure arguments, patches)
make cleanto clean up the whole working directory after a failed attempt
- On a successful cross-compilation create a PLIST file with the same syntax as
spksrc/cross/transmission/PLISTbut based on the auto-generated PLIST for your new package at
Once you have successfully cross compiled the new package, to create the SPK:
- Copy a standard SPK directory like
spksrc/spk/transmissionin your new SPK directory
- Edit the stuff to fit your needs
After all that hard work, submit a pull request to have your work merged with the main repository on GitHub and published in SynoCommunity's repository.
If you are not familiar with git or GitHub, please refer to the excellent GitHub help pages.
If you like spksrc and packages made out of it, please consider making a donation to his authors:
If you find a bug please report it in the bug tracker if it has not already been reported. Be sure to provide as much information as possible.
When not explicitly set, files are placed under a 3 clause BSD license