Well, it seems that the “Volume_1” drive debacle has had some unanticipated consequences. Now the dashboard is saying that no apps are installed, and the
apkg process is using a significant amount of CPU (25%+) resources, despite the NAS being idle.
I know for a fact that several apps were installed, including the backups apps, the FTP app, Entware, and a number of test apps I’ve been experimenting with. Just to confirm, I fired up an SSH connection and the apps files are still there.
On a hunch, I decided to completely shut down the NAS, then power it on again, just to see what would happen. Suddenly the apps are back. WTF!