Unison on ReadyNAS NV+

As part of my backup strategy I discovered I was able to install Unison on my ReadyNAS NV+ raid system. It look a little bit of fiddling around but I got there in the end.First off I upgraded the ReadyNAS to the latest version of the firmware & installed the ssh and apt add-on's. Then I make sure I have the software so that I can compile Unison by ssh'ing into the ReadyNAS and:
$ apt-get install gcc autoconf libtool make bison

Now we Compile Ocaml:
First download ocaml-3.09.2.tar.gz then untar the file and navigate into it.
$ cd ocaml-3.09.2
$ ./configure
$ make world
$ make opt
$ make install

Now Compile Cl75
Download cl75unix.tar.gz:
$ cd cl75unix/src
$ make configure && make world && make install

Compile Unison
Download unison-2.13.16.tar.gz:
$ sed 's/tail/gtail/g' Makefile.OCaml > Makefile.OCaml.mod
$ mv Makefile.OCaml.mod Makefile.OCam
$ make UISTYLE=gtk2 STATIC=true


Thanks for the instructions

Thanks for the instructions - really helpful !

+1 for the comment on config.guess and config.sub - that helped too.

Installed ocaml-3.12.1, cl175 and Unison 2.40.65

Only note was that I didn't need to sed tail into gtail - in fact this seemed to break things.

Also couldn't compile UISTYLE=gtk2:

File "/usr/src/unison-2.40.65/uigtk2.ml", line 81, characters 26-48:
Error: Unbound module Pango
make: *** [uigtk2.cmx] Error 2

But UISTYLE=text worked well and is fine for my purposes.

works great. thanks a lot.

works great. thanks a lot.

Great - glad you got it to

Great - glad you got it to work!

Thanks so much for posting

Thanks so much for posting this. I was not able to get OCaml to compile until I updated the config.guess and config.sub scripts so that the host was correctly recognized on my sparc NV+.

I downloaded the most recent files from:


and dropped those files into the config/gnu subdirectory of the OCaml source directory after flagging them executable

chmod +x config.sub
chmod +x config.guess

After that configure and make ran fine, though on the NV+ the compile took a long time.

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