New Updates do not show up in OS6

If new OS updates do not show up in OS6 it may because of various reasons.

Network settings incorrect

Make sure your network settings are correct on the NAS. Take a closer look at the default gateway and the DNS servers configured.

No internet connectivity

If the network settings  are correct make sure the internet is accessible from within your local network. You router or firewall may block certain traffic.

No free disk space on system areas

Your NAS may have run out of system disk space. This may happen (and happened in the past) due to firmware bugs and bad design. In certain OS releases the OS resides on an internal memory storage with strictly limited space. If no space is left in some system partitions, temporary files needed by the OS can not be created and the list of updates can not be generated.

You may want to free up some space by running the commands below from a shell (via ssh access):

rm -rf /usr/share/doc
rm -rf /usr/share/man
rm -rf /usr/src
rm -rf /usr/local/share/man
rm -rf /usr/local/share/info
rm -rf /usr/local/include
rm -rf /var/log/samba/cores/*/*
find /usr/share/locale -mindepth 1 -maxdepth 1 -a ! -name "en_US" -a ! -name "locale.alias" -exec rm -rf {} \;

You may also want to disable Samba core file creation to prevent samba from creating large core files on error:

/usr/bin/sqlite /raid/sys/smb.db "insert into smb_global (k,v,m) values ('enable core files','no',0);"
/img/bin/rc/rc.samba restart

Wrong repository used (OS 6.1)

Due to an error changes to the OS repository configuration may not have been applied. These changes are applied by scriptles of the nas_model-conf rpm package. You may run the failed command manually from a shell (via ssh access):

rpm -q nas_model-conf >/dev/null 2>&1 && /img/bin/default_cfg/ "thecus6.1"

Please make sure you are running OS 6.1 first !!