The SynologyAssistant had worked out of the box on Ubuntu but for FC17 I had to do some extra work. First of all I had to add quite a few packages:
yum install libXt.so.6 libXext.so.6 libfontconfig.so.1 libXrender.so.1 libSM.so.6 libgobject-2.0.so.0 libfreetype.so.6 libstdc* glib glib-devel glib2 libqwt
In the firewall I added eth0 as a trusted device.
FC17 uses bios device names like p17p1 rather than NIC names as eth0. Not sure whether that matters but I changed it to the old nic name by appending ”biosdevname=0” in the command line starting with the word kernel in grub.conf.
I then also copied network script and edited that accordingly.
cp /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-p17p1 /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
To complete it all I added an icon in the application list so that next time I don’t have to remember the complate path and command. I created a file in the shared applications folder
and added the following contents. The icon I had to add of course to the /usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/ folder
[Desktop Entry] Type=Application Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Synology Comment=Synology Assistant Exec=/usr/local/SynologyAssistant/SynologyAssistant Icon=synology.png Terminal=false Categories=GNOME;Application;Development; StartupNotify=true