Moneydance installation on Synology NAS

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02 Apr, 2020 03:30 PM

I have a Synology NAS (non-Intel) for which Java is available.

Is it possible to install Moneydance directly onto the NAS (and so to run Moneydance from within the NAS interface)?

To clarify: I'm not talking about running a VM session, but actually running Moneydance from the DSM desktop.

  1. 1 Posted by dwg on 02 Apr, 2020 08:58 PM

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    I'm a fellow user.

    At best I would have to go with untested, not known if it would work or not. However Moneydance is not too keen on reading writing over a network but I do not know if that device is doing that or if the system works more like a server with a remote display.

  2. 2 Posted by s©tt on 03 Apr, 2020 07:07 AM

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    @dwg - If installed on the NAS itself, then the files are read/written to the local disk. And yes, I have a remote desktop on the server. So my question is, is it possible to install on a non-Intel version of Linux, and how would I go about this?

  3. 3 Posted by dwg on 03 Apr, 2020 08:06 AM

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    It looks like Synology uses the 64 bit Linux versions of Java i.e. i.e. x64 Intel binaries and it looks like it uses a tar.gz kit for its installation. However a system Linux kit will not do you any good as Moneydance uses its own bundled versions of Java.

    There is a tar.gz kit available for Moneydance it can be found at.

    https://infinitekind.com/previewdl/current/

    for the preview version and

    https://infinitekind.com/stabledl/2019.3_1880/

    for the current stable version.

    Whether it would work, no idea and I believe that there would be no formal support if it does.

  4. 4 Posted by s©tt on 03 Apr, 2020 08:16 AM

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    Many Synology NAS's have non-Intel processors, in my case (a DS118 NAS) the processor is a 64-bit Realtek RTD1296.

    Java is available for my NAS.

    So is there a way to install Moneydance (without its own x64 Intel Java), or are there (other) dependencies on the processor type?

  5. 5 Posted by dwg on 03 Apr, 2020 08:58 AM

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    It looks like it is an ARM based processor. There is no way to install Moneydance without its own Java and I believe that Moneydance would have to be compiled for the processor type

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