From Rivendell Wiki
- 1 Test thoroughly before use in Production
- 2 Installing Rivendell on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial)
- 3 Install your preferred version of Ubuntu
- 4 Installing QT3
- 5 Installing Rivendell
- 6 Install Rivendell Server Components
- 7 Creating /var/snd
- 8 Systemd Services
- 9 Finishing up
- 10 Scripts and Patches
Test thoroughly before use in Production
Be aware that you need to be using v 2.15.1 or later in order to get it working under Ubuntu 16.04. This is due to changes in the way MySQL v5.7+ work when referencing NULL values in date and time fields.
This changed quite a few spots of Riv database code so keep your eyes open for weirdness that might have slipped through the net.
Installing Rivendell on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial)
At the time of writing (19/05/2016) you can't default to the usual method of adding the Tryphon repos and doing a normal apt install rivendell rivendell-server. Please check the repo page to see if packages have been updated for Xenial if you want an easier time than installing from source.
Assuming either the packages aren't there yet or you actually want to try installing from source for a perverse form of fun (beware nice looking people in white coats...) we have a minor mole hill to climb to get everything in order.
It is not particularly difficult but due to newer versions of MySQL, Apache and Systemd there are quite a few gotchas. The most daunting of these is having to install QT3 from source as this hasn't been maintained since version 3.3.8b released in 2012.
I'll be providing links to a tar.gz file containing all scripts and patches used in this guide at the end of the document. It is important you read through to understand what these scripts do.
Install your preferred version of Ubuntu
I prefer to start by installing Ubuntu server rather than the desktop version but feel free to install whichever desktop flavour you prefer and pick this guide up from the QT3 install stage.
Important User Information It is easier if you set up your system with a user called Rivendell (e.g. login name rivendell). This means you don't have to edit rd.conf later on but if that doesn't bother you, use whatever user you want.
Anyway this guide assumes Ubuntu server is installed and you're logged in as rivendell to a nice blank terminal with a blinking cursor.
Update your system
Ubuntu/Debian are pushing apt as the successor to apt-get, it is functionally the same but you get some nice progress bars as you go so lets just use that:
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Install Minimal XFCE
You could use LXDE if you want but XFCE is similarly resource light and I think it looks a bit more polished
sudo apt -y install --no-install-recommends xubuntu-desktop \ xfce4-terminal xfce4-volumed xfce4-power-manager \ xfce4-indicator-plugin xfce4-datetime-plugin xfce4-cpugraph-plugin \ xfce4-netload-plugin xfce4-xkb-plugin xfce4-screenshooter \ xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin xubuntu-icon-theme xfwm4-themes \ plymouth-theme-xubuntu-logo file-roller mousepad \ thunar-archive-plugin indicator-sound indicator-power \ indicator-application catfish menulibre librsvg2-common \ hicolor-icon-theme xdg-utils libgtk-3-bin gvfs-backends gvfs-fuse
Remove pulse audio (it sneaks in there)
sudo apt -y remove pulseaudio
Install network manager, some of the Xubuntu themes etc so you don't get red X's everywhere
sudo apt -y install --no-install-recommends network-manager-gnome \ fonts-liberation fonts-droid-fallback gtk-theme-config libnss-mdns
Install Virtual Box guest additions (you'll want this if you have virtual machines so you can resize the guest display and not be stuck in 1024x768 mode)
sudo apt -y install virtualbox-guest-dkms
Install a VNC server if you want to remotely control the machine
sudo apt -y install vino
Clean up some left over packages
sudo apt -y autoremove
Now we get to the "fun" bits. Installing QT3, its actually not as difficult as you might think considering the software is almost 4 years old now but as always there is one Ubuntu/Debian'ism that can catch you out if you just expect a configure, make, make install.
Installing QT3 dependencies
Just a quick apt install here
sudo apt -y install build-essential libx11-dev libxext-dev
...aka the easy bit
wget http://download.qt.io/archive/qt/3/qt-x11-free-3.3.8b.tar.gz tar -zxvf qt-x11-free-3.3.8b.tar.gz rm qt-x11-free-3.3.8b.tar.gz sudo mv qt-x11-free-3.3.8b /usr/local/qt3 cd /usr/local/qt3
As you can see, I've moved this to /usr/local/qt3. This is important as it means you won't have to get creative with Rivendell configure flags later on and it won't interfere with your system if you ever get QT4 or 5 installed for some reason.
Fix QT3 C errors
Now for the first bit of C++ code modification, you do know C right? Just kidding, as long as you can type or press Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V you're fine.
You need to add the following line to two separate files
Inside /usr/local/qt3/include/qvaluelist.h on line 52 you'll see this
#include <list> #endif
Underneath this add the stddef line and it will look like this
#include <list> #endif #include <stddef.h>
Inside /usr/local/qt3/include/qmap.h on line 54 you have this
#include <map> #endif
Add the same stddef line underneath the end if like you did before.
Now you can compile QT3 without any issues
./configure make sudo make install
Adding QT environment variables
Next you need to add/amend the QTDIR, MANPATH, LD_LIBRARY_PATH and PATH environment variables so that programs can find QT later on.
The easiest way to do this is to amend your /etc/environment file with the following commands
Note sudo wipes out the environment variables for security reasons so you need to drop to a root shell to do this
sudo su QTDIR=/usr/local/qt3 PATH=$QTDIR/bin:$PATH MANPATH=$QTDIR/doc/man:$MANPATH LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$QTDIR/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH echo "PATH=$PATH" > /etc/environment echo "QTDIR=$QTDIR" >> /etc/environment echo "MANPATH=$MANPATH" >> /etc/environment echo "LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH" >> /etc/environment
This is fine but you will have to log out to make the changes stick or you can export them manually.
Note sudo As mentioned, it is considered good for security to wipe the environment variables when you use sudo which means you lose QTDIR etc. I haven't found a good way around this under Ubuntu so I usually stick to a root shell (sudo su) if I need root permissions to do stuff and keep QTDIR etc working as intended.
Building the QT MySQL driver
First more dependencies
sudo apt -y install libmysqlclient-dev
Now we can build it with qmake (need a root shell for this)
sudo su cd /usr/local/qt3/plugins/src/sqldrivers/mysql qmake -o Makefile "INCLUDEPATH+=/usr/include/mysql" mysql.pro make install
That is QT sorted now we can move onto Rivendell.
First lets make sure your user belongs to the rivendell and audio groups. In this case my user name is rivendell so I do this
sudo addgroup rivendell sudo adduser rivendell rivendell sudo adduser rivendell audio
If my user name was wayne, the adduser lines change to this (addgroup is the same)
sudo adduser wayne rivendell sudo adduser wayne audio
Install Rivendell Dependencies
This list will get Rivendell installed with all current audio support (MP3, M4A, JACK etc) but does not deal with the Audio Science cards. If you have one of these you need to figure this out on your own.
sudo apt -y install libcdparanoia-dev libflac++-dev \ libsamplerate0-dev libid3tag0-dev libid3-3.8.3-dev \ libcurl4-gnutls-dev libsndfile-dev libpam0g-dev \ libsoundtouch1-dev libasound2-dev libtwolame-dev libmp3lame-dev \ libmp4v2-dev libfaad-dev libmad0-dev libjack-jackd2-dev libice-dev \ libsm-dev libxt-dev libxi-dev
Get the Rivendell source
This will grab the Rivendell 2.13.0 source, change the url and file names to whatever version is current when you read this. Make sure you're in your home directory and not still inside /usr/local/qt3 before going further
cd ~ wget http://www.rivendellaudio.org/ftpdocs/rivendell/rivendell-2.13.0.tar.gz tar -zxvf rivendell-2.13.0.tar.gz rm rivendell-2.13.0.tar.gz
Patching out the problems
Rivendell has several incompatibilities with MySQL v 5.7, Apache 2.4 and a simple SQL bug that crept in if you create a new database from scratch in version 2.13.0.
We need to deal with MySQL and the SQL bug now before we compile. To save typos I've already made some patch files you can use.
Download this patch opendb.cpp.patch
Now assuming rivendell source has unpacked in your home directory and the patch is also in your home directory run this command to patch opendb.cpp
patch ~/rivendell-2.13.0/rdadmin/opendb.cpp opendb.cpp.patch
This fixes an issue where MySQL v 5.7 changed the password field in the users table to authentication_string. This patch is compatible with older versions of MySQL that still use the password field.
This is a simple SQL error when creating the test log entry. I'm not sure when it crept into Rivendell but most people are not starting from scratch so its not unsurprising that it didn't get picked up.
Download createdb.cpp.patch and run
patch ~/rivendell-2.13.0/rdadmin/createdb.cpp createdb.cpp.patch
(fixed in 2.14.0 - 2016/05/20)
There is also a further SQL error if you're creating a new database rather than importing an old one. There is a field called INSTANCE inside the RDAIRPLAY and RDPANEL tables that was moved to a new table (RD????_CHANNELS) quite a while back but unfortunately the changes were missed in the create script.
You need to either drop the INSTANCE column from the tables after install or add this patch to createdb.cpp
Download createdb.cpp-instance.patch and run
patch ~/rivendell-2.13.0/rdadmin/createdb.cpp createdb.cpp-instance.patch
This prevents rdairplay from constantly asking for a password on exit and the segfault when opening rdpanel.
This is your normal build from source process just remember the --libexecdir flag otherwise you will have a partially usable rd-bin.conf for the web components.
cd ~/rivendell-2.13.0 ./configure --libexecdir=/usr/local/libexec make sudo make install
Fixing Rivendell start up daemons
By default the init.d rivendell script will fail to create the /var/run/rivendell directory. You are better off removing this and creating your own systemd scripts (see the systemd section further down).
sudo update-rc.d -f rivendell remove sudo rm /etc/init.d/rivendell
The rd.conf file is where Rivendell figures out what database settings to use and where the audio is stored (amongst other things).
You will need to edit this slightly to comment out the audio store section otherwise /var/snd won't be used as it will try to mount an empty set of details.
In rd.conf-sample you will find this section
[AudioStore] MountSource= MountType= MountOptions=defaults CaeHostname= XportHostname=
Simply comment it out as follows
;[AudioStore] ;MountSource= ;MountType= ;MountOptions=defaults ;CaeHostname= ;XportHostname=
Also remember to change the audio owner to your user name in the [Identity] section (if you're not using rivendell as your user) e.g.
Once all this is done, copy it to /etc
sudo cp ~/rivendell-2.13.0/conf/rd.conf-sample /etc/rd.conf
Install Rivendell Server Components
This is another easy bit, we just have to install MySQL and Apache.
sudo apt -y install apache2 mysql-server
Make a note of your root password for MySQL you will need it later.
Setup Rivendell for Apache
First we need to amend the Rivendell apache config as Apache 2.4 has deprecated the access controls. If you don't do this you'll get 403 forbidden errors whenever you try and import audio.
On line 23 you will see
<Directory "/usr/local/libexec"> Options ExecCGI FollowSymLinks AllowOverride None Order allow,deny Allow from all
Delete these two lines
Order allow,deny Allow from all
...and replace with the new way of doing things
Require all granted
With that done copy this file to apache sites available and enable it
sudo cp ~/rivendell-2.13.0/conf/rd-bin.conf /etc/apache2/sites-available/
Now make the site active
sudo a2ensite rd-bin sudo service apache2 reload
We also need to enable the CGI module otherwise your audio won't import (because CGI is now disabled by default)
sudo a2enmod cgi sudo service apache2 restart
With that done you no longer need the rivendell source folder so feel free to delete it.
Setup MySQL with Rivendell
For quite a while now, MySQL defaults to InnoDB as its database engine. This is a problem because MyISAM is required for the SERVICES table because it has an exceptional amount of columns.
Note This is being changed in newer versions of Rivendell so it shouldn't be a problem in the future
You need to edit the mysql config file to set MyISAM as the default otherwise Riv will fail creating the database.
sudo nano /etc/mysql/mysql.conf.d/mysqld.cnf
In the mysqld section add the following line
default_storage_engine = MyISAM
You also need to add a line to set the default modes for mysql otherwise the strict group mode is used and a lot of the Rivendell SQL statements no longer work.
Add this line
sql-mode = "STRICT_TRANS_TABLES,NO_ZERO_IN_DATE,NO_ZERO_DATE,ERROR_FOR_DIVISION_BY_ZERO,NO_AUTO_CREATE_USER,NO_ENGINE_SUBSTITUTION"
Then restart mysql
sudo service mysql restart
One last bit of prep work, we need to make /var/snd and chown it to your user name and the group rivendell.
sudo mkdir -p /var/snd sudo chown rivendell:rivendell sudo chmod ug+rwx /var/snd
We need to replicate the Rivendell init script in Systemd so that everything comes online as expected. The Rivendell init script has 3 parts:
- Run rdcleandirs (I think this gets rid of stale rdairplay locks and possibly pid files)
- Create /var/run/rivendell so that the pid files can be stored
- start caed, ripcd and rdcatchd
Note Special thanks to David Klann on the Riv mailing list for pointing me towards his systemd scripts. I've adapted what he created to make it understandable by my feeble mind.
I have left these as 3 separate services rather than a singular rivendell service. You would start/stop them manually with:
sudo service caed start (or stop)
If you have issues, run the systemd status command to see what happened
sudo systemctl status caed.service
[Unit] Description=Rivendell Radio Automation caed Service Requires=mysql.service After=mysql.service [Service] Type=forking ExecPre=/usr/local/sbin/rdcleandirs ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/caed RuntimeDirectory=rivendell RuntimeDirectoryMode=755 PIDFile=/var/run/rivendell/caed.pid Restart=on-abort [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
This service is responsible for creating /var/run/rivendell. It waits until MySQL is ready as caed needs to connect to the Rivendell database.
[Unit] Description=Rivendell Radio Automation ripcd Service Requires=caed.service After=caed.service [Service] Type=forking ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/ripcd PIDFile=/var/run/rivendell/ripcd.pid Restart=on-abort [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
This simply waits for caed to start and then starts up by itself.
[Unit] Description=Rivendell Radio Automation rdcatchd Service Requires=ripcd.service After=ripcd.service [Service] Type=forking ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/rdcatchd PIDFile=/var/run/rivendell/rdcatchd.pid Restart=on-abort [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
Again, this starts after ripcd.
Installing the services
Copy each of these files to /etc/systemd/system
sudo cp caed.service /etc/systemd/system sudo cp ripcd.service /etc/systemd/system sudo cp rdcatchd.service /etc/systemd/system
Then enable them to start on bootup
systemctl daemon-reload systemctl enable caed.service systemctl enable ripcd.service systemctl enable rdcatchd.service
At this point it is best to reboot so that all the permissions can be applied and XFCE will start up (if you didn't do that already).
Once logged in you need to choose which sound card you're using via rdalsaconfig
Save that and then run rdadmin to get everything going. At that point you can use Rivendell as normal.
Note If you have issues with rdadmin not seeing channel assignments for your host, close caed, ripcd and rdcatchd and restart them before loading rdadmin again. Or just reboot.
Scripts and Patches
To make things easier, I have a bunch of scripts and patch files available on github.
Download the current release version and unzip to your home directory. The file structure should look like this:
To start just run 001.install.sh as sudo, you need to supply your user name as well. For example if your rivendell user is called wayne do this
sudo ./001.install.sh wayne
It will prompt you for information along the way, it is not a fancy ncurses script like the tryphon repos so don't expect much.
Any questions, check out the Rivendell mailing list.