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tucker



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:43 pm    Post subject: Centos 5 + Icecast + Tears Reply with quote

I feel I am so close yet so very far away...

I have Icecast installed on my centos 5.2 box... That went fine.. However I am having trouble configuring the icecast.xml file and user account persissions.

Here is what I have done.

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A fresh centos 5.2 box as root:

yum install libvorbis-devel speex-devel libtheora-devel libxslt-devel curl-devel gcc rpm-build pam-devel openssl-devel net-snmp-devel

$ rpm -ivh http://downloads.xiph.org/releases/icecast/icecast-2.3.2-0.src.rpm

$ rpmbuild -bb /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/icecast.spec

$ rpm -ivh /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/icecast-2.3.2-0.i386.rpm

$ useradd icecast
$ mkdir /var/log/icecast
$ chown icecast:icecast /var/log/icecast/
$ chmod 777 /var/log/icecast


icecast.xml -----

<icecast>
<limits>
<clients>100</clients>
<sources>2</sources>
<threadpool>5</threadpool>
<queue-size>524288</queue-size>
<client-timeout>30</client-timeout>
<header-timeout>15</header-timeout>
<source-timeout>10</source-timeout>

<burst-on-connect>1</burst-on-connect>

<burst-size>65535</burst-size>
</limits>

<authentication>
<source-password>MYPASS</source-password>
<relay-password>MYPASS</relay-password>
<admin-user>admin</admin-user>
<admin-password>MYPASS</admin-password>
</authentication>

<hostname>localhost</hostname>

<listen-socket>
<port>8000</port>

</listen-socket>

<listen-socket>
<port>8001</port>
</listen-socket>


<fileserve>1</fileserve>

<basedir>/usr/share/icecast</basedir>
<logdir>var/log/icecast</logdir>
<webroot>/usr/share/icecast/web</webroot>
<paths>
<adminroot>/usr/share/icecast/admin</adminroot>
<alias source="/" dest="/status.xsl"/>
</paths>

<logging>
<accesslog>access.log</accesslog>
<errorlog>error.log</errorlog>

<loglevel>3</loglevel>
<logsize>10000</logsize>

</logging>

<security>
<chroot>0</chroot>

<changeowner>
<user>icecast</user>
<group>icecast</group>
</changeowner>

</security>
</icecast>


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Then I:

$ su icecast
$ icecast -c /etc/icecast.xml -b


I get:

FATAL: could not open error logging (var/log/icecast/error.log): Permission denied
FATAL: could not open access logging (var/log/icecast/access.log): Permission denied
FATAL: Could not start logging


Any help would add years to my life... Thanks!
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karlH
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you do know that you are missing a / before var

In any case, icecast requires write access to the directory used for logs.

karl.
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tucker



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no... no I didn't...

Other than that did I give it write access?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should be correct Smile

For those who don't want building their own centos icecast RPMs, I have a build for 5.2 x86_64.

http://www.lab-project.net/files/centos/icecast-2.3.2-5.x86_64.rpm

Source RPM is available at:

http://www.lab-project.net/files/centos/icecast-2.3.2-5.src.rpm
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tucker



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I now have my server running... however when I start it I get:


WARNING: Can't change user id unless you are root.


The server runs but thats what I get. Am I starting it wrong? Should I do something different? What would the best why to start it on boot safely (as the icecast user)?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not a problem really. In the xml you have said to change to the icecast user but as you are already running as a non root user so changing to that account is not possible. Personally I would say remove the changeowner from the xml and start icecast as the intended user.

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tucker



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I would put it back to:

<security>
<chroot>0</chroot>
<!--
<changeowner>
<user>icecast</user>
<group>icecast</group>
</changeowner>
--<
</security>

How would I start icecast when the server boots then?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well tucker, if you intend to use a startup script, such as in RPM build, this changeowner matters. But if you start icecast from a standard user account, ownership will fail to change.

This doesn't matter at all as you gavec world writable rights to logs.
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