I am posting this to hopefully help others with their installations. Although I have used Linux before, I don't program, so this is from the standpoint of a relative newbie. These are just my observations from trying to get everything working, which it finally is.
I have a DS410j.
I installed Zeb's SB and Zeb's SAB using the package manager built in to DSM 3.2. Although the SB installed fine, SAB did not. The reason was that the default port in Zeb's SAB is 8080 which conflicts with the Synology PhotoStation application which also runs on port 8080 by default. So then I uninstalled Zeb's SAB from the package manager. I would highly recommend that SuperZebulon change his Sickbeard package to install with a default port setting which does not conflict with any of the default port settings for the built-in Synology applications.
I then installed Merty's SAB which installed fine, since its default port does not conflict with PhotoStation.
You should allow SB to scan your existing downloaded shows. One thing that really threw me off was that SB takes a long time to scan and process the existing TV shows. It kept showing me empty folders, and there is no clue that scanning is going on, it just seems that nothing is happening. It may take an hour or more if you have a lot of shows and seasons. So if you have a folder called /TV just point SB to that folder and give it the time it needs to do the scanning.
I found the term "post processing" to be confusing because it means different things to SB and to SAB. This is not obvious to the newbie.
- - In SAB "Post processing" means assembling all the separate RAR files into the completed avi. Once they are assembled, SAB puts the finished product into the /completed folder.
- Sickbeard uses the term "post processing" to describe the copying of files from the /completed folder into the final destination folder. Optionally SB will delete the stuff in /completed once the copying is done (there is an option for this in the SB post processing menu).
Another thing: In the Synology SAB installation, there is an option to assign file permissions (e.g. 755 or 777) for the completed files. Do not leave this blank (I used 777). If you leave it blank, SB will not have permission to do its job on those files and you will get Errno 13: Access Denied errors.
There was a lot of confusion about whether Mert's SAB would work with Zeb's SB. They work just fine together. However, you must have Zeb's Python installed (for SB) and you must have Merty's Python installed (for his SAB). Maybe one day I will go back to all-Zeb SB and SAB to get rid of the redundant Python but not now.
I hope this will help some of you other newbies out there.