WD MyCloud Single Bay
Firmware Ver 4+
Just sharing my “doah” moment as an FYI to other users trying to install something extra on their Ver 4+ WDMC.
I had been messing with apt-get to install one of the smallest utilities possible
less. Once you’re used to using
more just doesn’t make it.
I was getting the error message as below, ‘No installation Candidates’.
WDMyCloud:# sudo apt-get install less Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package less is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source E: Package 'less' has no installation candidate
Googled around and found that you may be helped if you run
sudo apt-get update
And then retry your
apt-get install ... cmd.
It worked for me.
I’ve also looked at installing other tools, but am put off by messages like
.... The following packages will be REMOVED: gcc-4.7-base The following NEW packages will be installed: gcc-4.9-base libblas-common libblas3 libgcrypt20 libgfortran3 liblinear1 liblua5.2-0 libxslt1.1 ndiff nmap python-lxml
So, I’ve refrained from installing some other debugging tools that may/or may not be of help.
ALSO I would advice inexperienced users to NOT accept such a condition for installing a new tool. If you really need a special tool/package, post a question here with the output of the
apt-get install myPackage command along with a brief description of what you are trying to do. There may be a combination of tools already on the MyCloud that can help you accomplish your task.
I hope this helps someone else install a package they can’t live without.