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Logitech Media Server and FreeBSD/FreeNAS

There are 3 ways to install Logitech Media Server on you FreeBSD computer: ports, packages and DIY (yes … you have to compile everything)

Package built by me (beta)

Ports are not constantly updated so I decided to create an installer which is easy to maintain for my personal use.

This will allow you to 1- Install Logitech Media Server, 2- Uninstall Logitech Media Server, 3- Update LMS whenever I’ll publish an updated version (works only if you have installed LMS with this software)

It will install Logitechmediaserver 7.9.3 updated at the latest commit (refer to the date written in the changelog) with these included binaries:

  • SoX with DSD support
  • Flac 1.3.3
  • Faad2 2.8.8
  • Wavpack 4.80.0

Instructions (must be executed as root!)
pkg install curl
curl -A "audiodigitale" -o /usr/local/bin/lms_installer https://audiodigitale.eu/repo/freebsd/lms_installer
chmod +x /usr/local/bin/lms_installer
lms_installer

Please, this software is still in beta, I really do need some feedback from you all! If something is not working as expected leave a comment below!

Using this software you are agreeing to its EULA.

For those of you who installed lms_installer when it was in ALPHA please delete it and reinstall it.

Changelog ALPHA
(ALPHA) 18/10/2019. slimserver commit 8a9e9fb, vendor commit 8b05092. First release of installer software, tested on FreeBSD/FreeNAS >= 11	 	 
(ALPHA) 22/10/2019. installer update to fix some bugs
(ALPHA) 14/12/2019. installer update to support FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE
Changelog Installer
(BETA) 09/01/2020. First beta released. Installer can now auto-update itself
(BETA) 24/01/2020. Software completely rewritten in c++. Added option to choose what version of lms install.
(STABLE) 27/06/2020. Fixed a security bug
(STABLE) 06/07/2020. using upsampling SoX requires libogg and libiconv which are not downloaded by the installer. Fixed
Changelog LMS
(BETA) 09/01/2020. slimserver-vendor commit 8b05092. slimserver commit 8d85ddd
(BETA) 21/01/2020 updated to LMS 7.9.3 slimserver commit 4f7c9f49
(STABLE-7.9.3) 24/01/2020. updated to version 1579448956
(BETA-8.0.0) 24/01/2020. added version 1579786032
(STABLE-7.9.3) 20/03/2020. updated to version 1582867832
(BETA-8.0.0) 20/03/2020. updated to version 1584422335
(BETA-8.0.0) 07/06/2020. updated to version 1591161678
(BETA-8.0.0) 31/08/2020. updated to version 1598791476. Updated binaries
(STABLE-7.9.4) 31/08/2020. updated to version 1598243812. Updated binaries

Installing LMS from my installer script means that you are accepting Logitechmediaserver license -> License_eng

Ports

Just type:

pkg install portmaster
portmaster audio/logitechmediaserver

IMPORTANT: while configuring the options of all softwares you are going to install, when logitechmediaserver options will be prompted make sure that “TEST” will NOT be ticked.

Note that the last update of this port was at the 11th July 2017.

DIY, aka: compile everything from source

Before starting this is what you need:

  • libtime.a
  • libpatience.a
  • Knowledges about what are jails (I will use CBSD to manage them)

Let’s start creating a jail that we will use to build everything:

cbsd jconstruct-tui

In “pkglist” insert manually:

unzip bash gmake rsync nasm wget libgd gcc perl5-5.24.1 automake libtool

Enter in the jail:

cbsd jstart build
cbsd jlogin build

I’m going to use /tmp to download everything and build lms:

cd /tmp
wget http://downloads.slimdevices.com/nightly/7.9/sc/3adb1b4/logitechmediaserver-7.9.1-1489743085.tgz
wget https://github.com/Logitech/slimserver-vendor/archive/public/7.9.zip
unzip 7*
tar xjf l*

Let’s start compiling:

cd slimserver-vendor-public-7.9/CPAN
./buildme.sh -t | tee /tmp/build.log
cd /tmp/logitechmediaserver-7.9.1-1489743085/CPAN/arch/5.24
rm -rf 5.1* && rm -rf 5.8 && rm -rf 5.22 && rm -rf 5.20
cp -Rp /tmp/slimserver-vendor-public-7.9/CPAN/build/arch/5.24/amd64-freebsd-thread-multi .
rm -rf x*

cd /tmp
tar cf FreeBSD-lms-7.9.1.tar logitechmediaserver-7.9.1-1489743085

wget http://downloads.xiph.org/releases/flac/flac-1.3.2.tar.xz
tar xf f*
cd flac-1.3.2
autoreconf -i
./configure --enable-static --disable-shared
make

cd /tmp
wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/faac/faad2-2.7.zip
unzip faad2-2.7.zip
cd faad2-2.7
./configure --enable-static --disable-shared
make

cd /tmp
wget http://www.wavpack.com/wavpack-5.1.0.tar.bz2
tar xf wavpack-5.1.0.tar.bz2
cd wavpack-5.1.0
autoreconf -i
./configure --enable-static --disable-shared
make

Now we have to exit from this jail and move everything we have just compiled to a new jail when logitechmediaserver will run.

First of all exit from the build jail:

exit

Create a new jail like we did before including the following packages:

wget perl5-5.24.1 libiconv

cbsd jstart lms
mv /usr/jails/jails-data/build-data/tmp/FreeBSD-lms-7.9.1.tar /usr/jails/jails-data/lms-data/tmp
cbsd jlogin lms

Now I’m going to copy lms and the binaries we have compile above in the “lms” jail. I will include the modified version of SoX able to convert in DSD; for further info: Logitechmediaserver, C-3PO and PCM to DSD conversion

cd /tmp
tar xf F*
pw groupadd -n lms -g 20000
pw useradd -n lms -u 20000 -g lms -s /usr/sbin/nologin -c "Logitech Media Server" -d /nonexistent
mkdir /usr/local/lms
mv logitechmediaserver-7.9.1-1489743085 /usr/local/lms/
cd /usr/local/lms
mv logitechmediaserver-7.9.1-1489743085/* /usr/local/lms
rmdir logitechmediaserver-7.9.1-1489743085
rm -rf Bin/a* && rm -rf Bin/i* && rm -rf Bin/p* && rm -rf Bin/s* && rm -rf Bin/x*
cd Bin
wget https://audiodigitale.eu/repo/sox/sox-FreeBSD
mv sox-FreeBSD sox

exit

Move flac, faad, wavpack binaries into the Bin folder of LMS:

mv /usr/jails/jails-data/build-data/tmp/flac-1.3.2/src/flac/flac /usr/jails/jails-data/lms-data/usr/local/lms/Bin/
mv /usr/jails/jails-data/build-data/tmp/faad2-2.7/frontend/faad /usr/jails/jails-data/lms-data/usr/local/lms/Bin/
mv /usr/jails/jails-data/build-data/tmp/wavpack-5.1.0/cli/wvunpack /usr/jails/jails-data/lms-data/usr/local/lms/Bin/

Back into lms jail:

cbsd jlogin lms
chown -R lms:lms /usr/local/lms
chmod -R 755 /usr/local/lms/Bin
mkdir /var/log/lms
mkdir /var/db/lms
mkdir /var/db/lms/cache
mkdir /var/db/lms/prefs
mkdir /var/db/lms/playlists
chown -R lms:lms /var/db/lms
chown -R lms:lms /var/log/lms
cd /etc/rc.d
wget https://audiodigitale.eu/repo/freebsd/lms
chmod 555 lms
echo 'lms_enable="YES"' >> /etc/rc.conf && echo 'lms_logdir="/var/log/lms"' >> /etc/rc.conf && echo 'lms_cachedir="/var/db/lms/cache"' >> /etc/rc.conf && echo 'lms_prefsdir="/var/db/lms/prefs"' >> /etc/rc.conf && echo 'lms_playlistdir="/var/db/lms/playlists"' >> /etc/rc.conf

exit

Now restart the jail and Logitech Media Server will start at boot (if you are lucky 😉 )

cbsd jstop lms
cbsd jstart lms

73 Comments

  1. Wayne Wayne 6 Gennaio 2018

    Many thanks for this!

    I couldn’t get the port to install no matter what, so your pkg has been a big help!

    Any chance we can have an update to the latest 7.9.1 please?

    Thanks!

    • Simone Simone 6 Gennaio 2018

      Hi Wayne! At the moment I am quite busy but I think that within the end of January I can update the packages, be patient and thanks again!

      • Wayne Wayne 6 Gennaio 2018

        No worries there is no rush. 7.9.0 is working very nicely at the moment. Again thanks very much for doing this! Much appreciated 🙂

        • Simone Simone 6 Gennaio 2018

          Well, it seems that you are quite lucky! Try to pkg update and pkg upgrade and tell me if logitechmediaserver will upgrade to 7.9.1. I tried on my VM and it works!

          • Wayne Wayne 6 Gennaio 2018

            Yes pkg upgrade is done quick and easy. I’ll do some proper testing tomorrow and I find anything strange I’ll report back.

            Thanks a lot!!

  2. Aljosa Aljosa 11 Febbraio 2018

    Hi, I am gettin error when try to LMS from ports

    fetch: https://codeload.github.com/Logitech/slimserver/tar.gz/c835a1f?dummy=/Logitech-slimserver-7.9.0.g2016.09.30-c835a1f_GH0.tar.gz: size of remote file is not known

    Logitech-slimserver-7.9.0.g2016.09.30-c835a1f_ 179 MB 6178 kBps 00m30s

    => Fetched file size mismatch (expected 187923230, actual 187921541)

    => Trying next site

    => Attempting to fetch http://distcache.FreeBSD.org/ports-distfiles/Logitech-slimserver-7.9.0.g2016.09.30-c835a1f_GH0.tar.gz

    fetch: http://distcache.FreeBSD.org/ports-distfiles/Logitech-slimserver-7.9.0.g2016.09.30-c835a1f_GH0.tar.gz: Not Found

    => Couldn’t fetch it – please try to retrieve this

    => port manually into /usr/ports/distfiles// and try again.

    *** Error code 1

    Stop.

    make[1]: stopped in /usr/ports/audio/logitechmediaserver

    *** Error code 1

    Stop.

    make: stopped in /usr/ports/audio/logitechmediaserver

    ===>>> make build failed for audio/logitechmediaserver

    ===>>> Aborting update

    ===>>> You can restart from the point of failure with this command line:

    portmaster audio/logitechmediaserver audio/faad audio/mac devel/yasm audio/sox audio/flac audio/libogg audio/gsm audio/lame audio/libao audio/libid3tag audio/libmad audio/libsndfile audio/libvorbis audio/opusfile audio/opus devel/libltdl

    This command has been saved to /tmp/portmasterfail.txt

    root@LMS:/ #

    any idea how to solve this?

    I did try to do pkg upgrade.

    • Simone Simone 11 Febbraio 2018

      It seems that your port list is not updated. You are using the port for lms 7.9.0 but there is already a port for 7.9.1 Try to First update the ports list.

  3. dwhacks dwhacks 28 Febbraio 2018

    I used your repository to install in a FreeNAS jail. I had to do:
    echo ‘logitechmediaserver_enable=”YES”‘ >> /etc/rc.conf
    service logitechmediaserver start

    To get it to start, and it seems to be working now.

  4. Giorgio Giorgio 15 Marzo 2018

    Many thanks for this!
    is it possible to install it on version 10.3.0.3 – Pilingitam (revisione 4374) ?

    • Simone Simone 15 Marzo 2018

      I think you are using NAS4Free. I’ve never tested on this s.o. but as long it uses pkg (like FreeBSD) as package manager you should be able to install everything. Just try and let me know!

  5. Giorgio Giorgio 15 Marzo 2018

    Sorry for my English
    I’ve tried but it gives me a version error (use version 11)
    I tried with a virtual Nas4free version 11 and it works but I installed the 10 on my nas.
    If you want, I can send you the error. I install a virtual Nas4free with the same version of my real

  6. Giorgio Giorgio 15 Marzo 2018

    This is the error

    pkg: wrong architecture: freebsd:11:x86:64 instead of FreeBSD:10:amd64
    pkg: repository audiodigitale contains packages with wrong ABI: freebsd:11:x86:64

  7. Giorgio Giorgio 15 Marzo 2018

    Resolved
    setenv ABI freebsd:11:x86:64

    • Simone Simone 15 Marzo 2018

      Perfect 😉 Is everything working?

  8. AA AA 26 Marzo 2018

    Thanks for the great tips and instructions!

    Just a note that you can make your life easier if you build against a static Perl installation that is not dependent on ports changes. Just download Perl sources from CPAN (http://www.cpan.org/src/5.0/perl-5.24.3.tar.gz) and install into alternate location, e.g.:
    cd perl-5.24.3
    ./Configure -des -Dprefix=/usr/home/squeezeboxserver/perl-5.24.3-LMS -Dusethreads
    make
    make test
    make install-strip

    Now you can build LMS using this alternate version of Perl with “./buildme.sh -t -p /home/squeezeboxserver/perl-5.24.3-LMS/bin/perl”, and next time you upgrade FreeBSD release, you just need to re-build Perl 5.23.4 as above, and you are good to go! Remember to update the interpreter command in the start-up script and the perl executable in slimserver.pl to /home/squeezeboxserver/perl-5.24.3-LMS/bin/perl.

    BTW, I had a problem building latest CPAN modules, and had to make a change to the buildme.sh script (comment out one patch line:
    #patch -p0 < ../../icu58_patches/digitlst.cpp.patch). You might want to uncomment build IO::Socket::SSL as well if you are planning to ever use Spotty plugin.

    • Simone Simone 26 Marzo 2018

      Thanks for the tips, really useful!

  9. ERIK ERIK 17 Agosto 2018

    Thanks for all of the information. I installed via pkg but run into an error when I try to start the service:
    Starting logitechmediaserver
    The following modules failed to load: DBI EV XML::Parser::Expat JSON::XS Digest::SHA1 YAML::XS Sub::Name

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks.

    • Simone Simone 18 Agosto 2018

      Mmm, I have an idea. When you install a package pkg tries to find the dependencies from all the mirrors, if you have multiple mirrors he will choose the one with the last version ofc. Maybe (?) the compiled version of LMS in my repo has some problem with the last version of perl. You can try to uninstall the packages and dependencies that you have installed, comment the link to the official repository and leave only my repository, try to install LMS and only after that restore the the FreeBSD.conf file.
      I will recompile and update every package as soon as possibl, but for the moment try to do this and let me know.

      • ERIK L HOPFENSPERGER ERIK L HOPFENSPERGER 20 Agosto 2018

        I completely removed the FreeBSD repository from the file. I then installed LMS and it is running. I did receive an error when I started the service but I forgot to capture the error before deploying the unit. I will try to grab it next time I am connected to that machine and post it back here. I believe it was a SSL error but am not 100% positive. Thanks for the info on the repo solution!

  10. emi emi 10 Novembre 2019

    > Ports are not constantly updated so I decided to create an installer script which is easy to maintain for my personal use.

    Why not just update the Ports instead? Then everybody will benefit from your work without having to go outside the package manager 🙂

    • Simone Simone 8 Dicembre 2019

      Because with ports you have to compile everything. It take hours and it’s not user friendly at all. This is a quick and functional solution that is way more convenient that I created for myself and shared. And anyone can benefit from it anyway!

  11. Erik Sorensen Erik Sorensen 8 Febbraio 2020

    I installed your package in Freenas 11.2 u7 and had no problems,
    Thank you

  12. Thomas Thomas 12 Febbraio 2020

    installed no problems and i can see the service is running but i cant access the server / webinterface port 9000
    any ideas ?

    • Simone Simone 13 Febbraio 2020

      Are you running LMS in a jail? If so you might need to add a firewall rule to enable port forwarding for port 9000. Let me know!

  13. Thomas Thomas 13 Febbraio 2020

    Rule on my PFSense or in freenas ?
    if PFSense then i dont understand why
    and i cant find any firewallrules in Freenas 🙂

    • Simone Simone 14 Febbraio 2020

      FreeNAS. Have you created the jail using NAT or VNET? Tested right now with VNET and it works

  14. Thomas Thomas 15 Febbraio 2020

    right now i am trying again
    reinstalled Freenas 11.3 last night
    now i choose

    BASIC PROPERTIES

    Name = LMS
    Jail Type= Clone Jail
    Release= 11.3
    DHCP=True
    NAT= False
    VNET=TRUE
    BERKLEY= TRUE
    AUTOSTART=TRUE
    ————–
    JAIL PROPERTIES i dont touch
    ————
    NETWORK PROPERTIES

    host_domainname = My domain.dk
    host_hostname
    lms
    ————–
    CUSTUM PROPERTIES i dont touch
    ————-
    it installs Jail no problem

    I Shell in and rupdate the jail
    root@lms:~ # pkg update
    root@lms:~ # pkg upgrade
    all packages is up to date.
    i install curl
    root@lms:~ # pkg install curl
    i get your script
    root@lms:~ # curl -o /usr/local/bin/lms_installer https://audiodigitale.eu/repo/freebsd/lms_installer
    i chmod the script
    root@#lms:~ # chmod +x /usr/local/bin/lms_installer
    i run the installer
    root@lms:~ # curl -o /usr/l
    option 1= install LMS
    option 2 = 7.9.3
    it install no problems.

    Service -e shows

    Introduction to manual pages: man man
    FreeBSD directory layout: man hier

    Edit /etc/motd to change this login announcement.
    root@lms:~ # service -e
    /etc/rc.d/cleanvar
    /etc/rc.d/netif
    /etc/rc.d/newsyslog
    /etc/rc.d/virecover
    /etc/rc.d/motd
    /urs/local/etc/rc.d/logitechmediaserver
    /etc/rc.d/cron

    i restart the Jail
    and everything checks out again
    LMS is loaded.

    IFCONFIG
    root@lms:~ #
    root@lms:~ # ifconfig
    lo0: flags=8049 metric 0 mtu 16384
    options=680003
    inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
    inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
    inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000
    nd6 options=21
    groups: lo
    epair0b: flags=8843 metric 0 mtu 9000
    options=8
    ether XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
    hwaddr XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
    inet 192.168.110.100 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.110.255
    nd6 options=1
    media: Ethernet 10Gbase-T (10Gbase-T )
    status: active
    group: epair

    i see no problems.

    and it is working.

    hmm yesterday i used 8.0
    could it be the problem ?

    this is strange

  15. Thomas Thomas 15 Febbraio 2020

    yes the same procedure but with 8.0 do not work.

  16. Thomas Thomas 15 Febbraio 2020

    i restarted the jail 4 times now an now it is working
    sorry to have wasted your time.

  17. Thomas Thomas 15 Febbraio 2020

    For the LMS server to have access to the mountpoint i need to set permissions.
    i am guessing i have to create a user on Freenas
    User = slimserv
    but how about password

    or do you have another idea ?
    \\Thomas

    • Simone Simone 15 Febbraio 2020

      Please Thomas edit the same post otherwise it’s a bit confusing. Now the problem is that you want to mount the storage where your music library is inside the jail right? For this refers to FreeNAS handbook: https://www.ixsystems.com/documentation/freenas/11.2/jails.html?highlight=mountpoint . You can create the user without a password using adduser, just leave it empty. Or you can use pw to add a user, refers to FreeBSD handbook for syntax.

  18. Thomas Thomas 15 Febbraio 2020

    Sorry 🙁 Thanks ill give it a try.
    got patreon or something else for donating ?
    Greets
    Thomas

    • Simone Simone 15 Febbraio 2020

      No problem. At the bottom of the article “SqueezeCore a minimal audio OS” there is the PayPal link. Thanks for support; if the problem persist write here in the comments, we’ll figure out a solution for sure!

  19. Christian Christian 1 Aprile 2020

    Hey Simone,
    thank you so much for this tutorial! Everything works fine so far, except one thing: My SqueezeBox Radio refuses to connect to the new LMS server (version 8), saying that the LMS server needs an update. The version check probably fails. I can still assign an SBox Radio to a particular LMS-Server (I have one per child, so switching them is essential for me) but do you know any workaround? Should I try an older version of the LMS?
    Thanks for you help!

    • Simone Simone 1 Aprile 2020

      Hi Christian. V8.0.0 Is still in beta. Can you please try the stable One? (7.9.3)

  20. Simon Zlachevsky Simon Zlachevsky 1 Aprile 2020

    Thanks for your time, working just fine on a freenas 11.3U1 Jail

    • Ole Johan Ole Johan 23 Aprile 2020

      Simon, how did you do it? I have tried multiple times, but it will not start. After installing I restart the jail, and then tried to load the page http://IPaddress:9000, but nothing shows.

      If I ssh into the jail and try starting og restarting I’m getting error message:
      root@lms:~ # service logitechmediaserver restart
      logitechmediaserver not running? (check /var/run/logitechmediaserver/logitechmediaserver.pid).
      Starting logitechmediaserver.
      sh: /usr/local/share/logitechmediaserver/slimserver.pl: not found
      /usr/local/etc/rc.d/logitechmediaserver: WARNING: failed to start logitechmediaserver

      I can see “slimserver.pl” in the correct place, so something is wrong.

      Can you tell me how you did it?

      BR

      • Simone Simone 25 Aprile 2020

        Hi Ole, I’ve read your comments. Sorry for the late reply but my development server had 1 hard disk failure, I’m waiting for the replacement but due to covid19 the shipping Is pretty slow. In these days I’ll try to use a virtual machine on my laptop to analyze the problem and try to help you. Cheers

  21. Russell Baker Russell Baker 18 Aprile 2020

    Hi Simone
    Trying to install LMS 7.9.3 on 11.3U7

    root@LMS:/ # service logitechmediaserver start
    Starting logitechmediaserver.
    sh: /usr/local/share/logitechmediaserver/slimserver.pl: not found
    /usr/local/etc/rc.d/logitechmediaserver: WARNING: failed to start logitechmediaserver

    root@LMS:/ # ls -l /usr/local/share/logitechmediaserver/slimserver.pl
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 slimserv slimserv 33040 Feb 29 11:28 /usr/local/share/logitechmediaserver/slimserver.pl

    Any ideas?

    • Russell Baker Russell Baker 19 Aprile 2020

      Of course I meant FreeNAS 11.3U2, NOT 11.3U7 (which is not out yet!)

    • Simone Simone 25 Aprile 2020

      Hi Russel, in these days I’ll try to use a virtual machine to help you to debug this problem. Please be patient. Cheers, Simone.

    • Simone Simone 26 Aprile 2020

      Russel, what method have you used to install LMS? Compiled or with my script?

      • Russell Baker Russell Baker 2 Maggio 2020

        Your script. Apologies getting back to you, I did not receive a notification

        • Simone Simone 3 Maggio 2020

          Ok, I just updated my FreeNAS version on VM to match your version. 11.3U2. Created a new jail and used lms_installer, everything went buttery smooth. Analyzing your problem: you cannot start logitechmediaserver with “start” you shall use “onestart” if you want to start it manually. the lms_installer verison is updated? The jail was a new one ? What Perl version have you installed?

          • Russell Baker Russell Baker 4 Maggio 2020

            No I don’t want to start it manually, I want it to auto-start with the jail. I was just showing you the error
            lms_installer is updated? Yes, downloaded (again) today
            Jail was a new one? Yes, created (again) today. Add basejail 11.3-RELEASE-p7

            What Perl version have you installed?
            root@Squeeze:/ # perl -v
            This is perl 5, version 30, subversion 2 (v5.30.2) built for amd64-freebsd-thread-multi
            As installed by your lms_installer

            Same error as before:
            root@Squeeze:/ # service logitechmediaserver start
            Starting logitechmediaserver.
            sh: /usr/local/share/logitechmediaserver/slimserver.pl: not found
            /usr/local/etc/rc.d/logitechmediaserver: WARNING: failed to start logitechmediaserver

          • Simone Simone 15 Maggio 2020

            This is so strange. And this error happened to me some yrs ago, and if you look to some forums someone else had and no one have debugged it deeply. First of all do you have both perl5.30.2 and perl in /usr/local/bin?

          • Russell Baker Russell Baker 18 Maggio 2020

            root@SqueezeTest:/ # ls -l /usr/local/bin/perl*
            -rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 7824 Apr 23 09:18 /usr/local/bin/perl
            lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 4 Apr 23 09:18 /usr/local/bin/perl5.30.2 -> perl
            -rwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel 45824 Apr 23 09:18 /usr/local/bin/perlbug
            -rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 274 Apr 23 09:18 /usr/local/bin/perldoc
            -rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 10831 Apr 23 09:18 /usr/local/bin/perlivp
            -rwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel 45824 Apr 23 09:18 /usr/local/bin/perlthanks

            I have managed to setup LMS 7.9.2 in a jail using ports using:
            echo “DEFAULT_VERSIONS=perl5=5.28” > /etc/make.conf
            setenv ALLOW_UNSUPPORTED_SYSTEM 1
            Unfortunately, I couldn’t get ALAC decoding to work, so it is of no use + your script would/should allow me to upgrade much more easily

            There was also an SSL error: Async::HTTP: Unable to load IO::Socket::SSL
            which I tried to resolve with: pkg install p5-IO-Socket-SSL-2.0 eg. 67
            Sadly this overwrote the version of perl so that LMS would no longer work afterwards

          • Simone Simone 18 Maggio 2020

            Compiling with ports is just a tremendous waste of time because everytime some new problem appears. It’s definetly a perl linking problem imo. Try to check symlinks in /usr/bin/.
            ln -s -f /usr/local/bin/perl5.30.2 /usr/bin/perl5
            ln -s -f /usr/local/bin/perl5.30.2 /usr/bin/perl
            If you want, since the comment section is becoming big we can continue with email info@audiodigitale.eu. Once we find the solution I’ll update directly the article (and lms_installer if needed)

  22. Ole Johan Ole Johan 21 Aprile 2020

    Hello! This seems great, but I’m not finding the server. I’m on FreeNAS-11.3-U1 and have used your script. After installing I have restarted the jail, and then tried to load the page http://IPaddress:9000

    root@lms:~ # service logitechmediaserver restart
    logitechmediaserver not running? (check /var/run/logitechmediaserver/logitechmediaserver.pid).
    Starting logitechmediaserver.
    sh: /usr/local/share/logitechmediaserver/slimserver.pl: not found
    /usr/local/etc/rc.d/logitechmediaserver: WARNING: failed to start logitechmediaserver

    Am I missing something or is there a bug in the script?

    Best regard!

  23. Ben McNally Ben McNally 23 Aprile 2020

    This is fantastic – thank you so much!

    I’ve a fresh install of FreeNas 11.3-U2 (was previously on 9.10 for the longest time). I needed to put LMS back on, and tried to go the ports route “to be clean”. Well, after literally several hours of pressing return for config choices that I don’t understand and then watching the compiler do it’s thing, of course it crashes out.

    So then I admit defeat and try the “Package Built By Me” instructions. Ha! It took just a couple of minutes and worked perfectly first time. I might have known!

    So, thanks again for providing this software to the community and keeping my five Squeezebox devices alive.

    • Simone Simone 25 Aprile 2020

      Hey Ben, I’m glad It worked for you and I really appreciate your feedback, the updater Is still in beta so every feedback Is precious. I haven’t upload any update in these days due to a hard disk failure on my development server, once the replacement arrives I’ll continue to update LMS regularly. Have a nice day!

  24. Ole Johan Ole Johan 25 Aprile 2020

    Well, I managed to find the solution following another thread lms-on-freenas.61495/post-582588 on ixsystems. I had to install perl5.28. I haven’t yet tried your script because I installed this with ports, but I think this is the missing piece.

    root@lms:~ #portmaster lang/perl5.28

    Best regards

    • Simone Simone 26 Aprile 2020

      Yes, often wrong Perl version cause errors. I usually use always the most updated One.
      Regards

  25. Thomas Szücs Thomas Szücs 31 Maggio 2020

    Hi, there is a plugin called DSDPlayer for playing .dsf files. It uses a .exe called dsdplay which I don’t think exists for FreeBSD. Think it uses https://github.com/SqueezeOnArch/dsdplay
    Would it be possible to get this working on FreeBSD af well?

    • Simone Simone 31 Maggio 2020

      Lms do not reproduce files. It sends file to the client (can be squeezelite or a squeezebox). If the client can reproduce dsd no need for plugin. If the client cannot play dsd you can use C-3PO as a plugin to convert them to PCM

      • Thomas Szücs Thomas Szücs 31 Maggio 2020

        DSDPlayer is an official plugin that can be installed from the Server, but does not work with FreeBSD because of the missing .exe. DSDPlayer can do DOP (DSF over PCM)
        I did find a compiled dsdplay for FreeBSD on https://sourceforge.net/projects/lmsclients/files/utility/ and got the plugin working properly.
        Maybe C-3PO does something simular.

  26. Konrad Konrad 27 Giugno 2020

    When trying to install lms_installer in freenas 11.3 jail I get ‘/usr/local/bin/lms_installer: 1: Syntax error: newline unexpected (expecting word)’ message. Where should I look for the error?

  27. Shane Shane 13 Luglio 2020

    Hi, same problem as others have stated.

    root@LMS:~ # service logitechmediaserver onestart
    Starting logitechmediaserver.
    sh: /usr/local/share/logitechmediaserver/slimserver.pl: not found
    /usr/local/etc/rc.d/logitechmediaserver: WARNING: failed to start logitechmediaserver
    root@LMS:~ #

    • Simone Simone 13 Luglio 2020

      Use a clone jail

    • Simone Simone 15 Luglio 2020

      please check the update. I’ve solved this problem for every kind of jails

  28. Russell Baker Russell Baker 15 Luglio 2020

    Have you solved it for FreeNAS basejail’s?

    • Simone Simone 15 Luglio 2020

      Yes. Can you please try and let me know?

  29. Russell Baker Russell Baker 15 Luglio 2020

    Have been running Squeezebox server 7.9.3 in a CLONE jail since April due to the Perl links not working on a base jail’s read-only filesystem. Now lms_installer works on a base jail too. Mp3 streaming and MySqueezebox.com works fine. I do not trancode flac or alac format files – so have not tested those. Created a read-only mount point for music folder (iocage/jails/Squeeze/root/media/music) and a read-write mount point for Squeezebox configuration data (iocage/jails/Squeeze/root/var/db/logitechmediaserver). Thanks Simone, great work

    • Simone Simone 15 Luglio 2020

      Thanks a lot for your feedback 😉

    • Simone Simone 31 Agosto 2020

      just released a new update. Can you try it?

  30. Juhani Miettunen Juhani Miettunen 31 Agosto 2020

    Problem solved. I installed flac and faad2 packages and copied the binaries to LMS Bin directory.

    • Simone Simone 31 Agosto 2020

      Thanks for reaching me out. I’ll compile new binaries and publish an update

  31. craigduncan craigduncan 19 Ottobre 2020

    Hi there
    Unlike others I am not using FreeNAS (although I did years ago but NAS4Free (or Xigmanas as it is now called.
    I tried your first pkg method but also got this error when trying to start lms;

    The following modules failed to load: DBI EV XML::Parser::Expat HTML::Parser JSON::XS Digest::SHA1 YAML::XS Sub::Name

    I noted you responding to someone else having this error but could not understand your evxplanation of how to fix it.

    Could you please re-iterate thisin more specific terms?

    Many thanks

    Craig Duncan.

    • Simone Simone 19 Ottobre 2020

      The answer you might have found in the comment section was referring to an older and deprecated method to install it. Can you confirm that you have used lms_installer to install LMS? Can you write here your specific version of the OS that you are using so that I can install it in a VM and test It by myself?

  32. craigduncanphotography craigduncanphotography 19 Ottobre 2020

    Thank you Simone for your response!

    I am running XigmaNAS 12.1.0.4.7728 released (FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE-P8)

    https://www.xigmanas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=15474

    However I am using on of the One Button Installer (https://www.xigmanas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=11189) installed plugins,
    Bastille (https://www.xigmanas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=14848)
    to create a jail (lms) and then through terminal from root@lms I have followed your instructions.

    many thanks for any feedback!

    • Simone Simone 19 Ottobre 2020

      Ok perfect, thanks for the detailed answer. Tomorrow I’ll use your procedure using Xigmanas and Bastille and I’ll try to debug the error. Please patient 1 or 2 days and I’ll find a solution

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