[Icecast] Installing IceCast 2.4.3 on Centos 7

Walter York walteryork at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 9 14:31:58 UTC 2016


It took me a LONG time to find the easiest steps to install Icecast.  If you have basic Linux experience, this install should be a breeze for you.  I choose to use yum installer because I want to be able to update it via yum and not have to manually build/install each package when one comes out.  I use a VPS that provides a modified minimal CentOS 7 64bit install.  Your install may not have the nano package or other commands and you'll have to either install or use vi.  Also, I don't know what firewall software you are using so I only placed instructions for what software I have.  Good luck and if you have any questions, we will assist as we can...

yum install deltarpm net-toolsyum install curl-devel libtheora-devel libvorbis-devel libxslt-devel speex-develyum updatecd /etc/yum.repos.d/wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/multimedia:xiph/CentOS_7/multimedia:xiph.repoyum install icecast
cp /etc/icecast.xml /etc/icecast.xml.orignano /etc/icecast.xml
Using this website alter/add the following fields to match your needs to the icecast.xml file: http://icecast.org/docs/icecast-2.4.1/config-file.html<location>USA</location><admin>adminemail at yourdomain.com</admin><sources></sources><source-password></source-password><relay-password></relay-password><admin-password></admin-password><hostname>yourstreamdomain</hostname>
CTRL X, Y, Enter to save this config file
touch /etc/mime.types/usr/bin/icecast -c /etc/icecast.xml -bservice icecast start
Use the following command to validate icecast is running on port 8000netstat -tulpn | grep :8000
Enable port on your firewall.  This may be different based on what port is configured for icecast and firewall software you are usingfirewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=8000/tcpfirewall-cmd --reload

If you have any additional problems, you can:tail -f /var/log/icecast/error.log
With the above running, on a separate CLIservice icecast stop/usr/bin/icecast -c /etc/icecast.xml -b
Then look at the error.log on the other CLI to see the errors.

> To: Icecast at xiph.org
> From: Support at lsdcode.com
> Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2016 07:24:06 -0600
> Subject: [Icecast] Installing IceCast 2.4.3 on Centos 7
> 
> Morning all, I set up IceCast several years ago on centos 6. seemed 
> easy, now I am trying to install it on Centos 7.
> 
> For the life of me, I cant do it, I have read several STEP by steps on 
> how to configure, but I am pounding my head against the wall, I am a 
> Windows IT guy, thus I am looking for a step by step detail way of doing 
> it. All the examples I find, fail at some point or another. Any one have 
> a link to an idiots procedure ?
> 
> Kurt, AMR.fm
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