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  • #2656

    Anonymous

    I am totally new to Linux and I’m not really sure how to go about installing this. I want to install Firefly onto a Linux server so I can access mp3’s through iTunes on Windows PC’s.

    I’ve downloaded the dependancies:

    libid3tag-0.15.1b.tar
    libmad-0.15.1b.tar
    madplay-0.15.1b.tar

    How and where do I install them?

    I then downloaded:

    mt-daapa-0.2.4.2.tar

    how and where do I install this?

    grs

    #17747

    andyg
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    #17748

    Anonymous

    I saw that guide, but it doesn’t explain what I type in to actually install the files.

    I’m very new to Linux.

    #17749

    fizze
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    You won’t find a type-in walkthrough. If you’re new to linux, get a flavour of linux thats extremely user friendly, like suse, ubuntu, centos and start learning it.
    You’ll see that different flavours offer different experiences.

    If you use ubuntu for instance, you don’t need to do anything other than fire up the software installer (whatever its called in ubuntu) and select the firefly package. That’s it. πŸ˜‰

    #17750

    Anonymous

    I’m want to install Firefly on a ClarkConnect server, which is based on Red Hat. This is my storage server where my music files are kept which why I want Firefly there. I’ve just used

    tar -zxvf libmad-0.15.1b.tar.gz
    tar -zxvf madplay-0.15.2b.tar.gz
    tar -zxvf libid3tag-0.15.1b.tar.gz
    tar -zxvf mt-daapd-0.2.4.2.tar.gz

    to unpack the the files into a folder I made at /home/grs/firefly each time I unpacked them a folder containing the files was created.

    From the mt-daapd readme I have to put mt-daapd.conf and mt-daapd.playlist into /etc directory. In the readme it also says

    Here’s the short and sweet of it:

    ./configure; make; make install

    I’m not sure what to do with this.

    From what I understand it’s just a matter of moving the the other lib/madplay files/folders to the correct folder that they are to work from. I just can’t work out where that is though.

    #17751

    fizze
    Participant

    Well, you should try to install a RPM first, its a LOT easier.

    Check out: http://forums.fireflymediaserver.org/viewtopic.php?p=18954

    #17752

    Anonymous

    How do I install by rpm method? That link you posted doesn’t really mean a whole lot to me.

    I found a some info at the Red Hat website [url]http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/custom-guide/s1-rpm-using.html
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    but what is the .rpm filename, where do I get it from??

    #17753

    fizze
    Participant

    πŸ˜†
    Err… click on that link again, and this time take a few deep breaths and read through the whole thing! πŸ˜‰

    Word of advice: if you don’t want to or are unable to read through such a short thread for advice, then linux probably isn’t for you. There is a lot of reading to do when things dont work like they should, and I really mean a lot. πŸ™„
    0.02Γ’β€šΒ¬

    #17754

    Anonymous

    [[email protected] firefly-rpm]# rpm -Uvh libid3tag-0.15.1b-3.2.el4.rf.i386.rpm
    warning: libid3tag-0.15.1b-3.2.el4.rf.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 6b8d79e6
    Preparing… ########################################### [100%]
    1:libid3tag ########################################### [100%]
    [[email protected] firefly-rpm]# rpm -Uvh mt-daapd-svn-1696.i386.rpm
    error: Failed dependencies:
    libsqlite3.so.0 is needed by mt-daapd-svn-1696.i386
    rtld(GNU_HASH) is needed by mt-daapd-svn-1696.i386
    sqlite is needed by mt-daapd-svn-1696.i386
    [[email protected] firefly-rpm]#

    It seems there is a whole string of other other I have to download to get it going.I’ll have to work on it over the next few days.

    #17755

    Anonymous

    Finally got it working with this guide
    http://www.clarkconnect.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=98199&page=1&fpart=all&vc=1
    Is there a webgui to access Firefly settings or is it all done directly with the mt-daapd.conf file?

    #17756

    fizze
    Participant

    Congrats πŸ˜‰

    Well if firefly does start up you should be able to access the web interface at http://localhost:3689

    If it fails to start up however, you have to tweak mt-daapd.conf manually. Mostly you just need to adjust the mp3_dir to something that firefly has permissions to access though.

    #17757

    Anonymous

    Got it. I found the default password in the config file.

    I’ve worked out how to make smart playlists but I don’t seem to be able to create playlists in iTunes by dargging and dropping the tracks.

    I’m guessing this is an iTunes problem or the fact that Firefly work through a database. Is there a way around this?

    #17758

    Anonymous

    I think I might have installed an older version of Firefly. The webgui looks like this

    http://dg.cascade.dyndns.org/opt-mt-daapd.png
    http://blog.kamata-net.com/archives/20070303/WS000009.JPG

    Rather than like this, which is the current version

    http://www.fireflymediaserver.org/screenshots.php

    Is there an easy way of updating it to the current version, or do I have to reinstall from scatch?

    #17759

    EVILRipper
    Participant

    You have actually installed mt-daapd. The version of the software before it was renamed to firefly.

    To upgrade to firefly, grab one of the nightly packages.
    I’d suggest to move or rename your current config, and merge the settings manually, as the new version might have a more up to date config file.

    I guess you have to reinstall it all the way…

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