[Icecast] Running Icecast 2.5 as a service
db76 at riseup.net
Fri Aug 12 13:25:04 UTC 2022
To help clarify my initial question about swapping out the binary, I actually took the advice from an earlier thread here.
And here …
I had hoped that I would not need to do this which is why I asked again in this thread. If I need to install the daemon to run 2.5, I’d like to know where to I get this from. I am having a hard time finding information for this.
> On 12 Aug 2022, at 22:58AEST, Damian <db76 at riseup.net> wrote:
> Hi Philipp,
> Thanks of the reply. Apologies for the naive question. I guess I am a little confused and need some advice.
> I currently have version 2.4.4 installed via apt on Debian 10.
> I start that by doing sudo service icecast2 start
> I have also installed version 2.5 beta 3 via http://downloads.xiph.org/releases/icecast/icecast-2.5-beta3.tar.gz <http://downloads.xiph.org/releases/icecast/icecast-2.5-beta3.tar.gz> and compiled the software.
> I start it by doing icecast -b -c /path/to/icecast.xml
> If I want to run it in daemon mode, what is the way to do so?
>> On 12 Aug 2022, at 22:06AEST, Philipp Schafft <phschafft at de.loewenfelsen.net <mailto:phschafft at de.loewenfelsen.net>> wrote:
>> Good afternoon,
>> On Fri, 2022-08-12 at 20:10 +1000, Damian wrote:
>>> Perhaps it isn’t possible at this stage to run version 2.5 beta as a
>>> service... Is this the case?
>> No. And I'm honestly confused by you amusing something like that. The
>> way Icecast 2.5.x is started has not changed at all since before 2.4.x.
>> So... the way to run it as a service (and I think by that you mean as a
>> daemon) is exactly the same as for 2.4.x.
>> With best regards,
>>>> On 10 Aug 2022, at 10:59AEST, Damian <db76 at riseup.net <mailto:db76 at riseup.net>> wrote:
>>>> Hi, I’d like to know what the recommended (best practice) way is
>>>> for running version 2.5 beta 3 as a service. I imagine that simply
>>>> swapping out the binary of the stable version with the binary of
>>>> the beta version and running the daemon is not advised.
>> The correct way is to /install/ it. Just like you would with 2.4.x.
>> Swapping files is very likely to break things. Most users forget to
>> swap *all* parts. And if you do swap all parts, how is that any
>> different from uninstalling the old version and installing the new
>> version? ;)
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