[Icecast] Procedure to Install Icecast 2.4.2 in Linux

Jeremiah Rogers jeremiahzrogers at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 12:19:11 UTC 2015

Sorry to reply to myself. The message says "could not parse xslt".

Jeremiah Rogers
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> On Nov 2, 2015, at 05:51, Jeremiah Rogers <jeremiahzrogers at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Philipp. Thanks so much for the educatin about why not to build myself.
> The error I was getting, from a browser when I tried to open the URL to my machine running Icecast, was a 404 error and a message that it couldn't find the XSLT files. I'll install the packaged build again later today and provide you exact error text, but I remember it saying it couldn't find or process the XSLT.
> Would it be helpful for me to do an apt-get download icecast2 and somehow provide the resulting download to someone off-list so they can see what I got?
> Jeremiah Rogers
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>> On Nov 2, 2015, at 02:17, Philipp Schafft <lion at lion.leolix.org> wrote:
>> Good morning,
>>> On Sun, 2015-11-01 at 18:12 -0500, Jeremiah Rogers wrote:
>>> Hi all. I'm brand new to Linux and want to install Icecast 2.4.2 on Raspian.
>>> I used apt-get to install Icecast 2.4.0, and the install would stream 
>>> music, but none of the status or admin pages would work. I ran the 
>>> install by typing sudo apt-get install icecast2 from ~.
>> Ok, that sounds right.
>> What error message you get when accessing those pages?
>>> I thought I might get better results if I built and installed myself. 
>>> Anyone able to provide step-by-step instructions to unpack and build 
>>> from the tar.gz, or point me to a good tutorial online for doing such? 
>>> In particular, which directory should I be in to initiate the work? Do I 
>>> need to use sudo? Once installed, what do I do to make it run on system 
>>> boot? I will be running this install from a fresh image. Thanks!
>> I very much recommend against installing stuff from source. This is not
>> so much related to Icecast2 but a general statement.
>> The reasons why I recommend using pre-compiled packages are as the
>> following. The importance of individual aspects vary depending on your
>> situation.
>>     * You will not get updates. You will likely never notice that
>>       there are updates out there. This is a big problem as no
>>       SECURITY fixes can reach you. Thus installing stuff from source
>>       can be very harmful.
>>     * Most people install stuff from source without verifying the
>>       source. (Or have no way to really verify it at all as they're
>>       (cryptographically speaking) too far away from the source. So
>>       you will run a software that may be altered on it's path to you
>>       (this includes everything from simple transmission errors to
>>       attacks specially targeted to you). Thus you can not trust the
>>       software most of the time. Once your ran any untrusted software
>>       your system must be considered compromised.
>>     * The package is made to fit your system while the source is not.
>>       e.g. the package usually installs scripts and helper files to
>>       e.g. start a daemon on system start up or intigrate with tools
>>       like logrotate. You need to do all that yourself and may or may
>>       not aware of all those things. See your question above. You have
>>       asked for it already so you got this point already :).
>>     * If people run the package provided by the OS it's more easy to
>>       handle bugs. There is a single packet that you can report bugs
>>       against and the maintainer can upstream bugs or cooperate with
>>       upstream in any way to solve problems. If you run your own
>>       package you need to take care yourself.
>>     * You waste energy. Compiling is process taking a lot of energy.
>>       And there is no reason for the mass do to this as the
>>       pre-compiled binaries are matching your system virtually
>>       perfectly. Energy is the ONLY single one resource on this planet
>>       we are RUNNING OUT OF.
>> So for the reasons above I would prefer to work on fixing the problem
>> above and not go with source code. Plus I think you will learn a bit
>> about the system that is new to you. :)
>> Have a nice day! Awaiting your response with the error message(s).
>> -- 
>> Philipp.
>> (Rah of PH2)
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