[Icecast] Icecast start up script for icecast

Luis Barrett getpaid00 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 22 16:27:29 UTC 2011

Yes we validate the xml.
On Feb 21, 2011 10:01 AM, "Fu Kite (Eric Labelle)" <eric.a.labelle at gmail.com>
> Ok well you state yourself that you are getting an XML error when you try
> start icecast... Have you attempted to validate your XML?
>>>*Fatal: error parsing config file [icecast/usr/local/etc/icecast.xml]*
> *
> *
> *What command are you running to start it? i would assume it's "icecast -c
> /icecast/usr/local/etc/icecast.xml" which would mean to me that somehow
> have a top level directory called icecast which is non-sense. I don't know
> of any linux system that has their /usr directory located inside any other
> folder (it's a top level directory) so i'm gonna go nuts and assume it's
> located in /usr/local/etc/icecast.xml which would seem a lot more
> also assuming the xml is valid and the permissions on the xml file are ok
> what you need to run icecast would be*
> *
> *
> *icecast -c /usr/local/etc/icecast.xml*
> *
> *
> *That's assuming the only thing wrong with your setup is the command you
> entering at the prompt... ie it's looking for the file in
> /icecast/usr/local/etc/icecast.xml and can't find it.*
> But you know what, nobody here has any clue what your setup looks like.
> have provided lots of information but most of it doesn't help diagnose
> problem since for me to really know whether my solution will help you i
> would need to at least know what command you are running to start icecast
> (I'm forced to assume from the error you posted that you are running
> "icecast -c icecast/usr/local/etc/icecast.xml" which as i stated earlier
> doesn't at first glance seem to me as logical.
> PS: No one here is trying to make you waste time... everyone is trying to
> help based on the information you have given. Your first two email talks
> about locating the .pid file which of course will not be created till you
> start icecast... then finally you mention the error I addressed in this
> message but you only give us partial information (the actual error) and
> what command you are running to try and start it up.
> Everyone here is doing their best to help you. None of the answers i have
> seen in this thread were misleading... they directly addressed the problem
> stated in your first two emails which it turns out were not your problem
> all (you either have an error in your xml or icecast can't read the file -
> either you are giving it the wrong location on the command line or the
> icecast is attempting to run under does not have the necessary permission
> read it) (XML validator you can use to double check the integrity of your
> icecast.xml -> http://www.w3schools.com/xml/xml_validator.asp)
> *
> *
> On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 12:11 PM, Luis Barrett <getpaid00 at gmail.com>
>> Hi Icecast,
>> My name is Luis Barrett as you know, for past couple of days now I been
>> having problem getting icecast started. The first thing
>> I notice that we need to have a icecast.pid file but reading the script
>> say when you start up icecast it will create the icecast.pid
>> file for us. So this is my question because now I'm getting upset because
>> no one as been able be straight forward with us. We need
>> to now why can we not start up icecast? So it can create the icecast.pid
>> file and where that in our directory that file need to go? Again
>> we have a Redhat Enterprise LS 4 reading the some forum and searching
>> online we notice everyone having the same problem on a
>> different Distro. I want to know how to start up icecast on our Distro if
>> you now the answer please reply if you don't know the answer
>> please let me know that you don't know the answer because I respect more
>> don't know the answer then just prolonging the issue
>> or just direct me to the person who dose like the person who created
>> icecast because right we are getting very upset that no one can
>> not give us a straight answer.
>> Thank you,
>> Luis Barrett
>> On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 12:46 PM, Keith Roberts <keith at karsites.net
>>> On Sun, 20 Feb 2011, Geoff Shang wrote:
>>> To: Luis Barrett <getpaid00 at gmail.com>
>>>> From: Geoff Shang <geoff at QuiteLikely.com>
>>>> Subject: Re: [Icecast] Icecast start up script for icecast
>>>> On Sun, 20 Feb 2011, Luis Barrett wrote:
>>>> We already have icecast install we our just trying to it started. In
>>>>> icecast started script we need the icecast.pid file and we just want
to know
>>>>> were in the directory is the icecast.pid file or do we have to create
one if
>>>>> we do in which directory?
>>>> The Icecast PID file will be created by Icecast itself when it is
>>>> started.
>>>> The location of the file is defined in the config file icecast.xml.
>>>> If it's not there or commented out, it appears that no PID file is
>>>> created
>>>> (i.e. that there's no default location). I say this because my running
>>>> Icecast server on my home machine doesn't seem to have one and it's
>>>> commented out in the config file.
>>>> I guess you can put it anywhere, but there's probably a standard
>>>> for such things and it may even be specified in your config file.
>>> Hi Geoff.
>>> I'm running Centos 5.5 and the init process says icecast has started,
>>> at shutdown time I get a message saying icecast is not running.
>>> What needs to be edited in the icecast.xml to get it to startup at boot
>>> time please?
>>> Regards,
>>> Keith
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