[Icecast] Icecast start up script for icecast

Luis Barrett getpaid00 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 22 07:08:06 PST 2011


Hi,

WE MADE THE CHANGE OF PERMISSION as  chown -R sphynx:sphynx
/var/log/icecast THEN ATTEMPTED TO START THE
SERVER BUT HERE IS THE ERROR THAT RESULTED:

[sphynx at sphynxradio ~]$ chown -R sphynx:sphynx /var/log/icecast
[sphynx at sphynxradio ~]$ icecast -c /usr/local/etc/icecast.xml
Server startup failed. Exiting
[sphynx at sphynxradio ~]$

WE ALSO DID IT AS ROOT AND RETURNED THE SAME ERROR AS FOLLOWS:

[root at sphynxradio sphynx]# chown -R sphynx:sphynx /var/log/icecast
[root at sphynxradio sphynx]# icecast -c /usr/local/etc/icecast.xml
Server startup failed. Exiting


IS THERE ANY OTHER REASON FOR WHICH THE SERVER WOULD FAIL TO START? WE
HOPE AND PRAY THAT YOU MAY
BE ABLE TO FURTHER ASSIST WITH THIS ISSUE…WE ARE GRACIUS FOR ALL YOUR EFFORTS…

Thank you,

Luis Barrett



On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 10:10 PM, Erick Johnson <ejohnson82 at gmail.com>wrote:

> sorry, for the dup email here... my first reply was composed as html...
>
> I think you should read 'man chown', it looks to me as though
> the first command you got from Fu Kite may have been a typo,
> unless there is something i don't know about putting a '.' between
> the user and group name in chown.
>
> i think what you wanted to do was (notice the colon):
>
> $ chown -R sphynx:sphynx /var/log/icecast
>
> also showing us an:
>
> $ ls -al /var/log/icecast
>
> would be very helpful.
>
> On 2/22/11 12:52 AM, Luis Barrett wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > WE MADE THE CHANGE OF PERMISSION FOR /VAR/LOG/ICECAST THEN LOGGED IN AS
> ROOT AND ATTEMPTED TO
> > START THE SERVER BUT HERE IS THE ERROR THAT RESULTED:
> >
> > [sphynx at sphynxradio ~]$ chown sphynx.sphynx /var/log/icecast
> >
> > [sphynx at sphynxradio ~]$ su
> > Password:
> > [root at sphynxradio sphynx]# icecast -c /usr/local/etc/icecast.xml
> > Server startup failed. Exiting
> > [root at sphynxradio sphynx]#
> >
> > AT THIS POINT WE DON'T UNDERSTAND THE REASON FOR THE FAILED START UP…WE
> HOPE AND PRAY THAT YOU
> >
> > MAY BE ABLE TO FURTHER ASSIST WITH THIS ISSUE…WE ARE GRACIUS FOR ALL YOUR
> EFFORTS…
> >
> > Thank you,
> >
> > Luis Barrett
> >
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 8:31 PM, Fu Kite (Eric Labelle) <
> eric.a.labelle at gmail.com <mailto:eric.a.labelle at gmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> >     my guess would be that the sphynx user does not have permission to
> write to the folder /var/log/icecast
> >
> >     try running the following command:
> >
> >     chown sphynx.sphynx /var/log/icecast
> >
> >     then as root you can execute:
> >
> >     icecast -c /usr/local/etc/icecast.xml
> >
> >     The reason you can run the icecast command as root is because when
> you set <chroot>1</chroot> in the <security> section (which you have done
> correctly it
> >     seems) icecast will change the owner and group of the icecast process
> to what you specify (in this cast user:sphynx group:sphynx)
> >
> >     right now icecast is starting up correctly and switching users to
> sphynx on startup however things are messing up because the user sphynx
> probably does not
> >     have write access to the /var/log/icecast directory where it is
> trying to write the log files.
> >
> >     So fix the permissions on /var/log/icecast and then run icecast as
> root (which is ok in this case since icecast will set the owner and group of
> the process
> >     to sphynx.sphynx as specified in your icecast.xml file.
> >
> >     Good luck!
> >
> >     Eric
> >
> >
> >     On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 10:40 PM, Luis Barrett <getpaid00 at gmail.com<mailto:
> getpaid00 at gmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> >         Hi,
> >
> >         WHEN ATTEMPTING TO START THE SERVER AS ROOT HERE IS THE ERROR WE
> RECEIVED…
> >
> >
> >
> >         [root at sphynxradio sphynx]# icecast -c /usr/local/etc/icecast.xml
> >         WARNING: Couldn't change server root: No such file or directory
> >
> >
> >         ERROR: You should not run icecast2 as root
> >         Use the changeowner directive in the config file
> >         [root at sphynxradio sphynx]#
> >
> >         PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CHANGEOWNER DIRECTIVE IN THE CONFIG FILE WAS
> PREVIOUSLY EDITED AS:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >         <security>
> >                  <chroot>1</chroot>
> >                  <!--
> >                  <changeowner>
> >                      <user>root</user>
> >                      <group>root</group>
> >                  </changeowner>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >         WE THEN LOGGED OUT AS ROOT AND ATTEMPTED TO START THE SERVER
> LOGGED IN SSH AS SPHYX
> >         AND RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING ERROR
> >
> >         sphynx at sphynxradio ~]$ icecast -c /usr/local/etc/icecast.xml
> >         WARNING: Cannot change server root unless running as root.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >         FATAL: could not open error logging (/var/log/icecast/error.log):
> Permission denied
> >         FATAL: could not open access logging
> (/var/log/icecast/access.log): Permission denied
> >         FATAL: Could not start logging
> >         [sphynx at sphynxradio ~]$ su
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >         PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CHANGEOWNER DIRECTIVE WAS EDITED AS SUCH
> PRIOR TO ATTEMPTING TO START THE SERVER...
> >         <security>
> >                  <chroot>1</chroot>
> >                  <!--
> >                  <changeowner>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >                      <user>sphynx</user>
> >                      <group>sphynx</group>
> >                  </changeowner>
> >
> >         BASED ON THE NATURE OF THE ERRORS IT WOULD SEEM TO US THAT OUR
> ISSUES ARE IN THE PERMISSIONS…CAN YOU SHED ANY LIGHT ON
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >         THIS ISSUE FOR US AS IT WOULD BE OF GREAT ASSISTANCE…
> >
> >         Thank you,
> >
> >         Luis Barrett
> >
> >         On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 10:01 AM, Fu Kite (Eric Labelle) <
> eric.a.labelle at gmail.com <mailto:eric.a.labelle at gmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> >             Ok well you state yourself that you are getting an XML error
> when you try to 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
> >             you 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
> >             logical... 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 are 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. You have provided lots of information but most of it doesn't
> help diagnose
> >             your 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 not 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 at 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 user icecast is attempting to run under does not have the
> necessary
> >             permission to 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 <mailto:getpaid00 at gmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> >                 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 it 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 if 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 <mailto:keith at karsites.net>> wrote:
> >
> >                     On Sun, 20 Feb 2011, Geoff Shang wrote:
> >
> >                         To: Luis Barrett <getpaid00 at gmail.com <mailto:
> 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 the 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 location
> >                         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, but 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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