Commit ae4c3e22 authored by mattl's avatar mattl

GNU FM install details

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--- Installing GNU FM ---
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- Postgresql (recommended) / MySQL / SQlite (untested?)
- Apache / lighttpd
- PHP 5
- AdoDB
- Smarty + Smarty-gettext (see footnote)
- Database modules for PHP
(this guide assumes you are capable of creating a user and database yourself)
TODO: Write guide for creating user and database
First, grab yourself a copy of the code. It is available here:
The checkout should contain a bunch of folders, the only ones we're
interested in at the moment are the ones called "gnukebox" and "nixtape".
GNU FM is divided into two modules: gnukebox, which receives scrobbles, and
nixtape, which is the web frontend and provides the webservices (such as radio).
Installing gnukebox is easy:
(1) Copy the contents of gnukebox to the root of a vhost.
(2) Set up correct permissions on files and folders
(3) Run 'install.php' through a web browser.
Gnukebox needs to be at the root of a vhost, simply because that's where clients
expect it to be. For the rest of this document I'll assume gnukebox is accessible
through the address 'gnukebox.local'. To complete step 1, copy the contents of
the "gnukebox"-folder to the root of your vhost:
$ cp -r gnukebox/* /var/www/htdocs/gnukebox/.
/var/www/htdocs/gnukebox is just where I've set up my gnukebox-vhost in Apache.
Gnukebox relies on an external database abstraction layer called ADOdb. This can be installed
systemwide through a package manager or locally for gnukebox only by extracting the ADOdb-archive
present in the "external_dependencies"-folder.
To install ADOdb system wide either use your distributions package manager or find a guide that
tells you how to do it manually. If you decide to use a local copy you will need to repeat this
step when installing nixtape.
To use a local copy of ADOdb:
$ cp external_dependencies/adodb511.tgz /var/www/htdocs/gnukebox/.
$ cd /var/www/htdocs/gnukebox
$ tar zxvf adodb511.tgz
$ mv adodb5 adodb
Now run these commands as root to correctly set permissions (assuming www-data is the user
your webserver runs under).
$ chown www-data:www-data -R /var/www/htdocs/gnukebox
Now point your browser to 'http://gnukebox.local/install.php'.
Just fill in the appropriate details and click 'Install'. This should connect to the database,
create the appropriate tables and complete the 'config.php'-file in the gnukebox-directory.
If the script was unable to create the file, it will echo the contents to the screen and tell
you to create it yourself. Note: Some users have reported getting a Server 500-error here.
If you do, see if the tables were created and if 'config.php' has appeared in your gnukebox-folder.
Installing nixtape is currently a bit more work, but not much ;)
Installing the base system:
$ cp -r nixtape/* /var/www/htdocs/nixtape/.
$ mkdir /var/www/htdocs/nixtape/themes/gnufm/templates_c
Installing dependencies (Smarty+AdoDB):
Both Smarty and AdoDB can be downloaded and placed in the gnukebox-folder (both are also located in
the folder "external_dependencies"). If installed through a package manager, make sure Smarty
is installed correctly[1]. When unpacking Smarty, move all files in smarty/libs/ to smarty/.
Installing Smarty:
$ cd external_dependencies
$ cp Smarty* /var/www/htdocs/nixtape/.
$ cp smarty* /var/www/htdocs/nixtape/.
$ tar zxvf Smarty*
$ tar zxvf smarty*
$ mv smarty/libs/* smarty/.
$ mv smarty-gettext/block.t.php smarty/.
Installing ADOdb:
$ cp external_dependencies/adodb511.tgz /var/www/htdocs/nixtape/.
$ cd /var/www/htdocs/nixtape
$ tar zxvf adodb511.tgz
$ mv adodb5 adodb
Setting the correct permissions:
$ chown www-data:www-data -R /var/www/htdocs/nixtape
Now access your installation through a browser and follow the instructions.
[1] Debian installs Smarty wrong and Ubuntu installs Smarty-Gettext wrong.
See and
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