Streaming iTunes from Solaris 10

Problem: Sharing iTunes library from home server running Solaris.

Solution: Firefly Media Server (aka mt-daapd).

Firefly acts as a shared iTunes volume to any iTunes clients. Since all my clients will be Macs this is the perfect solution. I had previously tried to follow these instructions but had no luck.

Coming back with a fresh Solaris 10 and Sun Studio 11 install I had a bit more luck.

Step 1: Dependencies available from Blastwave.

  • libid3tag
  • sqlite3

Step 2: Download Firefly from here. I used the latest nightly svn download.

Step 3: Running the configure script.

A couple of pre-requisites before running configure, make sure you have the Sun Studio compilers in your PATH. Otherwise it will try to use the gcc compiler or not find one at all.

export PATH=/opt/SUNWspro/bin:$PATH

./configure --enable-sqlite3 --with-sqlite3-includes=/opt/csw/include \
 -with-sqlite3-libs=/opt/csw/lib \
--with-gdbm-includes=/opt/csw/include --with-gdbm-libs=/opt/csw/lib \
 LDFLAGS="-L/opt/csw/lib" \
CPPFLAGS="-I/opt/csw/include" --prefix=/opt/local

Which looks for the sqlite3 and gdbm libraries from my Blastwave install, and will install the final binary under /opt/local. Change this if you want to install elsewhere.

Step 4: Compiling Run a quick make to compile everything,

gmake install

NOTE Fri Feb 3 08:25:48

I no longer have a Solaris install available, or a SPARC machine for that matter, so I can’t check whether these instructions still work.

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