One of these days Synology will update the Perl package on DSM from
version 5.24 to 5.28. DSM 7.0 will ship with 5.28.

Currently there is an old LMS package for Synology that is based on Perl
5.24 (for native libraries) and of which the pure Perl modules for LMS have
been upgraded to LMS 8.0. After the upcoming Perl upgrade this package will
no longer run due to mismatch in the native libraries.

Apparently noone is able/capable/willing to upgrade and rebuild LMS for
Synology so this is the end. Personal feelings[1] aside, this is a pity.

Building LMS involves building a vast collection of special versions of
libraries and modules, sometimes custom patched. A couple of times there
have been attempts to create builds of LMS using only officially supported
(and distributed) versions of libraries and modules but as far as I know
they were not successful.

Even though I can personally live with the current situation, I think it
would be beneficial to purify the LMS build and packaging. The less
dependencies the better.

What do you think?

-- Johan

Footnote 1: Personally I don't care much for Synology. I moved LMS to a RPi3
a long time ago (now: RPi4 with SSD) with much better results -- and