This document is to introduce Ampache and the AmpachePackage Project to the Ubuntu community.
Ampache is a Web-based Audio file manager. It is implemented with MySQL, and PHP. It allows you to view, edit, and play your audio files via the web. It has support for playlists, artist and album views, album art, random play, playback via Http/On the Fly Transcoding and Downsampling, Vote based playback, Mpd and Icecast, Integrated Flash Player, as well as per user themes and song play tracking. You can also Link multiple Ampache servers together using XML-RPC. Ampache supports GETTEXT translations and has a full translation of many languages. Ampache Resources
Ampache Lead Developer Karl Vollmer, vollmer AT ampache DOT org
New Ampache Install Instructions
Ampache-188.8.131.52-dfsg1-1 will be included into the Hardy release of Ubuntu and is available for download. Ampache-3.4.1 will be included into the Intrepid release of Ubuntu and is available for download. Due to Debian Release Freeze Ampache-3.4.3-1 will not be in the Lenny release. However a Feature Freeze Exception was granted for Ampache-3.4.3-0ubuntu1 to be included into Intrepid. Due to a lintian error, Ampache-3.4.3-0ubuntu1 now depends on libjs-prototype. libjs-prototype is only available in Intrepid and Lenny. Currently libjs-prototype is not in the Hardy archive unless it is backported. So what this means is that Ampache-3.4.3-0ubuntu1 will not install on Hardy or Etch due to Unmet Dependencies. The maintainer has been kind enough to make a version of Ampache-3.4.3-0ubuntu1 for Hardy and Etch. These are not official packages so please do not file bug reports against them, contact me directly. The Hardy/Etch version of Ampache-3.4.3-0ubuntu1 can be found here There is also the Ampache-Themes-184.108.40.206a-1 themes package available in the Hardy archives. Sorry, for those folks using Ampache-3.4 additional themes are not yet available due to the fact that Ampache-3.4 is still in development. Now open a terminal and type
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ampache mysql-server-5.0 phpmyadmin
Set up a mysql user account with root privileges Point your browser to http://localhost/ampache or http://your.ip.address/ampache and follow the install instruction. There is a very good install guide located on the Wiki or at Ampache For Debian And Ubuntu.
Old Ampache Install Instructions
For those comfortable with the command line the following commands should get you up and running. On an existing setup,
sudo apt-get install apache2-mpm-prefork, mysql-server, php5, php5-gd
NOTE-phpmyadmin can be used to create a user account with root privliges on the mysql server. If starting from scratch, install the Ubuntu-server cd Next open a terminal and enter the following commands. 1. cd /tmp 2. wget <a href="http://www.ampache.org/downloads/current.tar.gz">http://www.ampache.org/downloads/current.tar.gz</a> 3. tar -xzvf current.tar.gz 4. mv ampache-??? /usr/share/
5 cd /usr/share 6. mv ampache-??? ampache 7. chown -R www-data:www-data ampache 8. nano /etc/apache2/conf.d/ampache
type into nano Alias /ampache /usr/share/ampache <directory /> DirectoryIndex index.php Options Indexes MultiViews AllowOverride None Order allow,deny Allow from all </directory> 9. ctrl o to save
10. ctrl x to exit nano 11. /etc/init.d/apache2 restart Stop here if you plan on using phpmyadmin to setup mysql user account with root priv. If not continue 12. mysql -u <username> -p 13. mysql: create database ampache; 14. mysql: \q 15. mysql -u <username> -p ampache < sql/ampache.sql 16. cp config/ampache.cfg.php.dist config/ampache.cfg.php 17. nano config/ampache.cfg.php type into nano local_host = localhost local_db = ampache local_pass = <password> local_user = <username> 18. ctrl o to save 19. ctrl x to exit nano Then point your web browser to http://your.domain/ampache and this will bring you to the Ampache install page and just follow the instructions.
The AmpachePackaging Project is completed. Charlie Smotherman email@example.com