Now that we’ve got the system prepped for the installation, it’s time to start it!
First, we have to download JIRA. The only way to get the older versions is to look at Atlassian’s JIRA Downloads Archive. Remember, 5.2.11 is the latest version that is able to be installed on the Synology products with DSM 4.3 or lower. DSM is only a 32-bit operating system, so make sure to download the 32-bit version of JIRA. Also, to make everything easy, we’re going to use Atlassian’s linux installer – after all, that’s why we did all this prep! To save some time, here’s the link for the download that I used: http://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/downloads/binary/atlassian-jira-5.2.11-x32.bin
After figuring out the Java limitations involved in running things on Synology’s DSM, I finally figured out a way that got JIRA installed on the NAS. I do not warranty this tutorial whatsoever, and there are some dangerous choices that were made. Any good linux user will spot them and hopefully be able to clean them up. If someone tries it with modifications, please post a comment and let me know what you changed.
I just wanted to give a little update on the Java 7 support for Synology NAS products. I have been talking with the Synology technical support team and they’ve gave me word last month that support for Java 7 will be included in DSM 5.0.
The DSM 5.0 beta should be launching next week in the UK: http://www.synology.com/en-uk/events/2014_dsm5.0_beta_uk
Synology support has also made a point to say: “Anyone who’s interested in becoming a Beta Tester and helping us build a better, more stable product is welcome to participate.” Any links for this will probably only go live after the debut on January 16th, 2014.
Hopefully, this means that the Java 7 support will span their entire range of products – not only the platforms for which Missle Hugger and others have created packages.
I’ll be anxiously awaiting the full support of this so I can try out the newer versions of the Atlassian products along with other Java-based tools.