[Red5] Another Debian package for Red5 (hope this eases some install problems)
markosjal at gmail.com
Sun Sep 6 15:51:58 PDT 2009
Does this include Java? I installed the repo into ubuntu (debian
based) and after selecting the package, I do not see java selected.
I thought a .deb installer triggered the installation of all dependencies?
On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 7:56 AM, Fred Dixon<ffdixon at bigbluebutton.org> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> Given the problems people are having installing red5, we can offer our
> skills in building a Debian package to the project.
> BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing system for distance
> education that uses red5 for real-time collaboration. We have created
> Debian packages for all the BigBlueButton components -- including the red5
> If you want to install red5 under Ubuntu using apt-get, you can use our red5
> package by doing the following
> wget http://archive.bigbluebutton.org/bigbluebutton.asc
> sudo apt-key add bigbluebutton.asc
> sudo echo "deb http://archive.bigbluebutton.org/ bigbluebutton main" >
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get install red5
> What this red5 package contains:
> /etc/init.d/red5 to start and stop the server.
> What this red5 package does not contain (not needed to run as server):
> Please note it runs red5 as tomcat6 user (we also run tomcat6, so we decided
> to run red5 in the same limited account to make it more secure). The install
> scripts will automatically create a tomcat6 user. This shouldn't matter
> unless you are writing apps that need to write to other directories. If you
> are, then you probably know how to change the red5 user from tomcat6 to root
> in /etc/init.d/red5.
> For testing our red5 apps, to run the red5 on the console, we do the
> sudo /etc/init.d/red5 stop
> cd /usr/share/red5
> sudo -u tomcat6 ./red5.sh
> We've been using this package for over a year. We will be updating it when
> 0.9 comes out, so anyone using the above apt-get archive will receive an
> automatic update.
> Again, we would be happy to contribute the Debian scripts we used to build
> this to the red5 project so there is an official red5 apt-get repository.
> We think red5 rocks! And we've been down the road of working through
> install headaches, which pushed us to figure out how to build Debian
> packages in the first place.
> Regards,... Fred
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