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  • #2644

    Anonymous

    Hi all.

    I’ve been trying to set up Firefly Media Server on my desktop (Mandriva Linux 2008.0)

    I installed the latest release version from source fine. All seemed t work and I could get to the admin page (http://192.168.1.12:3689) without a problem. Then I found out that the pinnacle soundbridge Im trying to interface with needs the stable nightly release.

    I’ve installed that from source, modified the new config file to have the same info as the old (working) one. And it’s not working properly. It now shows up in the system services, which is good

    $ service mt-daapd start

    gives me this (as expected):

    Starting DAAP server:                                           [  OK  ]

    and,

    ps -aux | grep mt-daapd

    results in:

    wolfdog   8409  0.0  0.0   3072   740 pts/1    S+   00:59   0:00 grep --color mt-daapd

    But I cannot get into the admin facility through a browser (get a “Problem loading page” in firefox), and the soundbridge isn’t detecting anything at all.

    Can anyone help me with this? My /etc/mt-daapd.conf file is:

    # $Id: mt-daapd.conf.templ 1238 2006-06-18 04:54:13Z rpedde $
    #
    # This is the mt-daapd config file.
    #
    # If you have problems or questions with the format of this file,
    # direct your questions to [email protected]
    #
    # You can also check the website at http://mt-daapd.sourceforge.net,
    # as there is a growing documentation library there, peer-supported
    # forums and possibly more.
    #

    [general]

    #
    # web_root (required)
    #
    # Location of the admin web pages.
    #
    # If you installed from .RPM, .deb, or tarball with --prefix=/usr, then
    # this is correct.
    #
    # If you installed from tarball without --prefix=/usr, then the correct
    # path is probably /usr/local/share/mt-daapd/admin-root.
    #

    web_root = /usr/local/share/mt-daapd/admin-root

    #
    # port (required)
    #
    # What port to listen on. It is possible to use a different
    # port, but this is the default iTunes port
    #

    port = 3689

    #
    # admin_pw (required)
    #
    # This is the password to the administrative pages
    #

    admin_pw = *********


    #
    # db_type (required)
    #
    # This is what kind of backend database to store the song
    # info in. Valid choices are "sqlite" and "sqlite3".
    #

    db_type = sqlite3

    #
    # db_parms
    #
    # This is any extra information the db needs to connect.
    # in the case of sqlite and sqlite3, this is the name
    # of the directory to store the database in
    #
    # If you installed from RPM or .deb, this path likely already
    # exists. If not, then you must create it. The directory itself
    # must be writable by the "runas" user.
    #

    db_parms = /var/cache/mt-daapd

    #
    # mp3_dir (required)
    #
    # Location of the mp3 files to share. Note that because the
    # files are stored in the database by inode, these must be
    # in the same physical filesystem.
    #

    #mp3_dir = /home/media/music
    mp3_dir = /mnt/files/1 - Media/1 - Music

    #
    # servername (required)
    #
    # This is both the name of the server as advertised
    # via rendezvous, and the name of the database
    # exported via DAAP. Also know as "What shows up in iTunes".
    #

    servername = DragonTown

    #
    # runas (required)
    #
    # This is the user to drop privs to if running as
    # root. If mt-daapd is not started as root, this
    # configuration option is ignored. Notice that this
    # must be specified whether the server is running
    # as root or not.
    #
    # This is also ignored on Windows.
    #

    runas = wolfdog

    #
    # playlist (optional)
    #
    # This is the location of a playlist file.
    # This is for Apple-style "Smart Playlists"
    # See the mt-daapd.playlist file in the
    # contrib directory for syntax and examples
    #
    # This doesn't control static playlists... these
    # are controlled with the "process_m3u" directive
    # below.
    #

    playlist = /etc/mt-daapd.playlist

    #
    # password (optional)
    #
    # This is the password required to listen to MP3 files
    # i.e. the password that iTunes prompts for
    #

    #password = mp3

    #
    # extensions (optional)
    #
    # These are the file extensions that the daap server will
    # try to index and serve. By default, it only indexes and
    # serves .mp3 files. It can also server .m4a and .m4p files,
    # and just about any other files, really. Unfortunately, while
    # it can *attempt* to serve other files (.ogg?), iTunes won't
    # play them. Perhaps this would be useful on Linux with
    # Rhythmbox, once it understands daap. (hurry up!)
    #
    # Failing that, one can use server-side conversion to transcode
    # non-standard (.ogg, .flac) music to wav on the server side.
    # See the ssc_* options below.
    #
    # To be able to index .ogg files, you'll need to have configured
    # with --enable-oggvorbis. For .flac, --enable-flac, for .mpc,
    # --enable-musepack.
    #

    extensions = .mp3,.m4a,.m4p,.ogg,.flac,.mpc,.wma

    #
    # ssc_codectypes (optional)
    #
    # List of codectypes for files that the daap server should
    # perform internal format conversion and present to clients
    # as WAV files. The file extensions that these codectypes correspond
    # to must also be present in 'extensions'
    # configuration value, or files are not probed in the first
    # place.
    #
    # Valid codectypes:
    #
    # mp4a - for AAC (.aac, .mp4, .m4a, .m4p)
    # mpeg - for mp3
    # wav - for wav
    # wma - for wma
    # ogg - for ogg
    # flac - for flac (.flac, .fla)
    # mpc for musepack (.mpc, .mpp, .mp+)
    # alac for alac (.m4a)
    #

    # Not needed because ffmpeg is enabled. -joshk
    # ssc_codectypes = ogg,flac,alac

    #
    # ssc_prog (optional)
    #
    # Program that is used in server side format conversion.
    # Program must accept following command line syntax:
    # ssc_prog filename offset length ...
    # Parameter filename is the real name of the file that is
    # to be converted and streamed, offset is number of bytes
    # that are skipped from the beginning of the _output_ file
    # before streaming is started, length is length of the song
    # in seconds (or zero). All other possible arguments must
    # be ignored. The resulting wav file (or the rest of
    # the file after initial seek) is written to the standard
    # output by the ssc_prog program. This is typically
    # a script that is a front end for different conversion tools
    # handling different formats.
    #

    # ssc_prog = /usr/bin/mt-daapd-ssc.sh

    #
    # logfile (optional)
    #
    # This is the file to log to. If this is not configured,
    # then it will log to the syslog.
    #
    # Not that the -d switch will control the log verbosity.
    # By default, it runs at log level 1. Log level 9 will churn
    # out scads of useless debugging information. Values in between
    # will vary the amount of logging you get.
    #

    logfile = /var/log/mt-daapd.log

    #
    # art_filename (optional)
    #
    # There is experimental support thanks to Hiren Joshi
    # ([email protected]) for dynamically adding art to the id3v2
    # header as it is streamed (!!). If you were using a music system
    # like zina or andromeda, for example, with cover art called
    # "_folderOpenImage.jpg", you could use the parameter
    # art_file _folderOpenImage.jpg and if the file _folderOpenImage.jpg
    # was located in the same folder as the .mp3 file, it would appear
    # in iTunes. Cool, eh?
    #

    #art_filename = _folderOpenImage.jpg

    #
    # rescan_interval
    #
    # How often to check the file system to see if any mp3 files
    # have been added or removed.
    #
    # if not specified, the default is 0, which disables background scanning.
    #
    # If background rescanning is disabled, a scan can still be forced from the
    # "status" page of the administrative web interface
    #
    # Setting a rescan_interval lower than the time it takes to rescan
    # won't hurt anything, it will just waste CPU, and make connect times
    # to the daap server longer.
    #
    #

    #rescan_interval = 300

    # always_scan
    #
    # The default behavior is not not do background rescans of the
    # filesystem unless there are clients connected. The thought is to
    # allow the drives to spin down unless they are in use. This might be
    # of more importance in IDE drives that aren't designed to be run
    # 24x7. Forcing a scan through the web interface will always work
    # though, even if no users are connected.

    # always_scan = 0

    #
    # process_m3u
    #
    # By default m3u processing is turned off, since most m3u files
    # sitting around in peoples mp3 directories have bad paths, and
    # I hear about it. :)
    #
    # If you are sure your m3u files have good paths (i.e. unixly pathed,
    # with relative paths relative to the directory the m3u is in), then
    # you can turn on m3u processing by setting this directive to 1.
    #
    # I'm not sure "unixly" is a word, but you get the idea.
    #

    # process_m3u = 0

    #
    # scan_type
    #
    #
    # This sets how aggressively mp3 files should be scanned to determine
    # file length. There are three values:
    #
    # 0 (Normal)
    # Just scan the first mp3 frame to try and calculate size. This will
    # be accurate for most files, but VBR files without an Xing tag will
    # probably have wildly inaccurate file times. This is the default.
    #
    # 1 (Aggressive)
    # This checks the bitrates of 10 frames in the middle of the song.
    # This will still be inaccurate for VBR files without an Xing tag,
    # but they probably won't be quite as inaccurate as 0. This takes
    # more time, obviously, although the time hit will only happen the
    # first time you scan a particular file.
    #
    # 2 (Painfully aggressive)
    # This walks through the entire song, counting the number of frames.
    # This should result in accurate song times, but will take the most
    # time. Again, this will only have to be incurred the first time
    # the file is indexed.
    #

    scan_type = 0

    #
    # compress
    #
    # Whether to use gzip content-encoding when transferring playlists etc.
    # This was contributed as a patch by Ciamac Moallemi just prior to the 0.2.1
    # release, and as such, hasn't gotten as much testing as other features.
    #
    # This feature should substantially speed up transfers of large databases
    # and playlists.
    #
    # It will eventually default to 1, but currently it defaults to 0.
    #

    #compress = 0

    [plugins]
    #plugin_dir = /usr/lib/mt-daapd/plugins
    plugin_dir = /usr//local/share/mt-daapd/plugins
    plugins = rsp.so,ssc-ffmpeg.so
    #17721

    Anonymous

    Maybe slightly more information. I ran it in the foreground with:

    sudo mt-daapd -f

    and I got the response:

    Config entry general/db_dir is deprecated.  Please review the sample config
    Firefly Version svn-1586: Starting with debuglevel 2
    Error opening plugin dir /usr/lib/firefly. Ignoring
    Error opening plugin dir /usr/lib/mt-daapd. Ignoring
    Error opening plugin dir /usr/share/firefly/plugins. Ignoring
    Error opening plugin dir /usr/share/mt-daapd/plugins. Ignoring
    Error opening plugin dir /usr/local/share/firefly/plugins. Ignoring
    Error loading plugin /usr/local/share/mt-daapd/plugins/ssc-script.so: plugin declined to load
    Plugin loaded: daap/svn-1586
    Plugin loaded: rsp/svn-1586
    Starting rendezvous daemon
    Starting signal handler
    db_sqlite2_open: unable to open database: /var/cache/mt-daapd/songs.db (/var/cache/mt-daapd/songs.db)
    Error opening db: Misc SQL Error: unable to open database: /var/cache/mt-daapd/songs.db

    I’m not sure what this means, but someone may be able to tell me whats wrong.

    #17722

    EVILRipper
    Participant

    Firefly scans and indexes your music. It writes the info to a database. It cannot open the database, so firefly shuts itself down.

    Make sure the user that runs firefly has read and write access to the database.
    If that doesn’t work, maybe it’s corrupted. Then try deleting your database. (songs.db)
    When you run firefly again, when no database is found, it does a full rescan and creates a new database from scratch.

    Also, on startup, firefly scans for changes in your music. When the scan is done (without errors) the adminpage is launched.

    Also, when you ran firefly in the foreground, it showed the log.
    When running in the background, the log is written to a file.
    Looking at your config file, it is written to /var/log/mt-daapd.log

    Hope this helps

    #17723

    Anonymous

    Hi there.

    Thanks a lot for your reply. I had a look into the database and I had not given the run-as user permissions on the db … school-boy error.

    It all now works perfectly and I have my collection streaming to the SoundBridge in the living room. Thank you for your help

    #17724

    EVILRipper
    Participant

    Glad to help. 🙂

    #17725

    niamh
    Participant

    @evilripper wrote:

    If that doesn’t work, maybe it’s corrupted. Then try deleting your database. (songs.db)
    When you run firefly again, when no database is found, it does a full rescan and creates a new database from scratch.

    Also, on startup, firefly scans for changes in your music. When the scan is d

    Well having deleted the DB and starting mt-daapd I get-

    2008-10-05 09:10:33 (b7f716c0): Firefly Version svn-1571: Starting with debuglevel 1
    2008-10-05 09:10:34 (b7f716c0): Plugin loaded: ssc-script/svn-1571
    2008-10-05 09:10:34 (b7f716c0): Plugin loaded: rsp/svn-1571
    2008-10-05 09:10:34 (b7f716c0): Plugin loaded: daap/svn-1571
    2008-10-05 09:10:34 (b7f716c0): Starting rendezvous daemon
    2008-10-05 09:10:34 (b7f716c0): Starting signal handler
    2008-10-05 09:10:34 (b7f716c0): Error: enum_begin failed (error 1): Misc SQL Error: no such table: config
    2008-10-05 09:10:34 (b7f716c0): Can’t get db version. New database?
    2008-10-05 09:10:34 (b7f716c0): Initializing database
    2008-10-05 09:10:34 (b7f716c0): Error: enum_begin failed (error 1): ?
    2008-10-05 09:10:34 (b7f716c0): Error: enum_begin failed (error 1): ?
    2008-10-05 09:10:34 (b7f716c0): Full reload…
    2008-10-05 09:10:34 (b7f716c0): Starting mp3 scan
    2008-10-05 09:10:34 (b7f716c0): Query: begin transaction
    2008-10-05 09:10:34 (b7f716c0): Error: database is full

    #17726

    niamh
    Participant

    @niamh wrote:

    Error: database is full

    Aha, it seems that after a powercut the server across the way with an NFS share didn’t come back up so rync happily filled up the local drive when it couldn’t copy to the NFS share!

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