[Icecast] Running version 2.5 beta as a service

Damian db76 at riseup.net
Tue Feb 12 12:51:07 UTC 2019

Hi and thanks for the replies.

Thomas, is the second option you mention an installation of the daemon necessary for running as a service?
I have already installed the icecast 2.4.99 from source using http://downloads.xiph.org/releases/icecast/icecast-2.5-beta2.tar.gz <http://downloads.xiph.org/releases/icecast/icecast-2.5-beta2.tar.gz> at icecast.org and have built it using …

make install. 

… so I got a little confused by your suggestions.

Dave, in response to your post, /etc/init.d/icecast2 and /etc/default/icecast2 are visible when installing icecast using the apt packet manager on Debian.
When installing from source however, I don’t see these 

> You can either manually puzzle up the packaging. The source package can
> be found alongside every package repository:
> http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/multimedia:/xiph:/beta/Debian_9.0/
> It's actually identical for all Debian and Ubuntu releases.
> The other option is to build from source:
> https://wiki.xiph.org/Icecast_Server/Git_workflow
> so basically:
> git clone --recursive https://git.xiph.org/icecast-server.git
> cd icecast-server
> ./autogen.sh
> ./configure
> make
> Importantly: omit the "make install" and just manually replace the
> binary - and if necessary the web and admin directories and the config.xml.
> Basically "sudo cp src/icecast /usr/bin/icecast2" on a debian-ish system.

>    I assume the source build produced a file /etc/init.d/icecast2.
>    For automated service, "sudo systemctl enable icecast2".
>    Formerly the distributed source also produced the file /etc/default/icecast2 which
>    specified user, group, config file, and enable-state.
>    Not sure if it's still that way.

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