Unfortunately it did not go as smooth as I hoped it would go. First I downloaded the most recent version of firefly, firefly is the software formally knows as mt-daapd. Version 0.2.4 is the last official stable version of firefly. Unfortunately this version may not be compatible with the Pinnacle soundbridge, with the ROKU soundbrigde it should work fine.
So I decided to upgrade to a development version You can find these development "nightly" versions here. As I am still running a ubuntu dapper Linux server, I downloaded the Debian (.deb) package. And typed
sudo dpkg --install mt-daapd_0.9-svn-1450_i386(2).debUnfortunately it gave back a list with all kinds of packages that were missing. After an hour I managed to install all the missing packages. And tried another install of the firefly server.
Although the installation went smooth It still did not work. Mt-daapd was clearly running (find all the processes running on your server by typing "top") but it did not show up in my I-tunes. After a while I found out the problem was that, although I re-installed the software, it was still using my old mt-daap.conf file. after overwriting the the old mt-daapd.conf file and restarting the server it showed up in I-tunes and seemed to work perfectly.
I was pretty proud that I all got it working. Unfortunately my mt-daapd.log file was showing loads of errors.
2006-12-17 15:09:58 (00004000): Firefly Version svn-1450: Starting with debuglevel 2The database errors confused me, I could not remember that I ever installed a database to support mt-daapd. After a while I found out that firefly was dependend on sqlite database. So I installed the sqlite database
Starting rendezvous daemon
Starting signal handler
Signal handler started
Error: enum_begin failed (error 1): Misc SQL Error: no such table: config
Can't get db version. New database?
Error: enum_begin failed (error 1): ?
Starting web server from /usr/share/mt-daapd/admin-root on port 3689
Registering rendezvous names
Serving 1234 songs. Startup complete in 4 seconds
sudo apt-get install sqlite. After re-installing firefly it finally stopped showing all the errors.
The updated software has some really nice new features, like making playlists with the web interface without restarting the server and it even has a java-applet to play you music from your browser. But more about this in the next post.
From now on I will sum up the links to pages that I found usefull for the topic of the post.
download firefly development
rokulab soundbridge forums