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ToddBradley
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Linux or not?

Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:29 pm

Even though I've been a Roku customer for well over a year, I just heard about Firefly. I'm very interested in setting up a Firefly server on a spare Linux machine I have sitting around. But I'm confused.

The main Roku Labs webpage about Firefly says, "It runs on Windows, Mac and Linux." But I don't see any other mention about Linux. No links to RPMs or other installers, no sticky topics in the forum about how to install on Linux, and so on.

So, does it really work (reliably) on Linux? And if so, where do I start if I want to download a Linux version of it?
 
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rpedde
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Re: Linux or not?

Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:58 pm

ToddBradley wrote:
The main Roku Labs webpage about Firefly says, "It runs on Windows, Mac and Linux." But I don't see any other mention about Linux. No links to RPMs or other installers, no sticky topics in the forum about how to install on Linux, and so on.


Yeah... as a linux user you might know Firefly by it's old name: mt-daapd. It has run on linux from day one, and only recently windows and mac (with a gooey prefs pane, anyway...). So anything you've read on the forums about mt-daapd applies to firefly.

So, does it really work (reliably) on Linux? And if so, where do I start if I want to download a Linux version of it?


Seems to work okay for me. It's possible I'm biased, though. Grommet has the links above.

-- Ron
 
ToddBradley
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Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:03 pm

I'm a long time Linux user but had never heard of mt-daapd. Thanks for the pointers. I went and downloaded and installed the latest (stable) Debian version (I run Xubuntu) and it seems to be working like a charm.

Thanks for creating this thing! Oh, and for what it's worth, I like the name "Firefly" about 1000x more than "mt-daapd".
 
M@rk
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Re: Linux or not?

Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:34 pm

rpedde wrote:
Seems to work okay for me. It's possible I'm biased, though.

In my experience, it works better (and faster) on Linux than on Windows!
 
theta
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Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:52 am

Hi Gentlemen:

I bought M1001 recently, I have Linkstation HG-300(PowerPC) with debian, I've download "mt-daapd-svn-1463.tar.gz" and "mt-daapd_0.9-svn-1463_sarge_powerpc.deb", but I don't know how to install it into Linkstation, can someone kindly show me how to install it?

Thanks.
 
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Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:37 am

those questions would be better answered here:
http://forums.fireflymediaserver.org

it can actually run on a variety of NAS's that run Linux, like the NSLU2, Linkstation, etc. ;)
Soundbridge M1001
de-u/c'd NSLU2 Unslung 6.8 - mt-daapd svn-1696
 
theta
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Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:00 pm

Thanks a lot, I will take a look at that today.
 
rpedde
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Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:18 pm

theta wrote:
Hi Gentlemen:

I bought M1001 recently, I have Linkstation HG-300(PowerPC) with debian, I've download "mt-daapd-svn-1463.tar.gz" and "mt-daapd_0.9-svn-1463_sarge_powerpc.deb", but I don't know how to install it into Linkstation, can someone kindly show me how to install it?

Thanks.


Generally, it's "dpkg -i mt-daapd_0.9-svn-1463_sarge_powerpc.deb". Edit /etc/mt-daapd.conf to taste -- specifically, change the mp3_dir, and the admin_pw. Then "/etc/init.d/mt-daapd start". You'll be able to get into the web config at this point by browsing to the admin web page at http://server:3689/, using the username "admin" and the password you specified in the config file.

You can experiment with the different settings there.

That ought to get you started. If you run into anything else, drop by the firefly formums and ask away, though.

-- Ron
 
theta
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Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:47 am

Thanks a lot.
I encountered below error message, can you gentlemen help to identify which item has something wrong?

Thank you very much. ^.^

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LinkStation:~# dpkg -i mt-daapd_0.9-svn-1463_sarge_powerpc.deb
dpkg: error processing mt-daapd_0.9-svn-1463_sarge_powerpc.deb (--install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
mt-daapd_0.9-svn-1463_sarge_powerpc.deb
 
mas
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Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:50 am

Well this looks like you should first download the file and run that command in the right directory or use a correct path to the file!
Those who sacrifice freedom over safety deserve neither.
 
rpedde
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Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:36 pm

theta wrote:
LinkStation:~# dpkg -i mt-daapd_0.9-svn-1463_sarge_powerpc.deb
dpkg: error processing mt-daapd_0.9-svn-1463_sarge_powerpc.deb (--install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
mt-daapd_0.9-svn-1463_sarge_powerpc.deb


Just as mas said -- run that command in the directory that the downloaded .deb file (mt-daapd_0.9-svn-1463_sarge_powerpc.deb) is in.

-- Ron
 
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Sun Dec 24, 2006 6:04 am

@theta

What do you run on your Linkstation - Openlink or Freelink?

Check out http://www.linkstationwiki.net/index.php?title=Firefly for whatever flavor Linkstation you have and whatnot

I personally run freelink (debian) on mine and it works fine - I know others that have it running on Openlink too
 
theta
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Sun Dec 24, 2006 6:47 pm

Thanks for you gentlemen's help, I appreciate it, I will take 1 day off and do some tests on my Linkstation HG-300 (ppc, debian, openlink), then post the status here again in the later days.

Thank you once again.

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