Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Install Logitech MediaServer 7.8

Recently I tried to install Logitech MediaServer on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS “Trusty Tahr” server using the (official) setup steps described in the Squeezebox Wiki (see http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Debian_Package).

Immediately after starting the server the message

Logitech Media Server died. Restarting.

was written into the log file /var/log/squeezeboxserver/server.log.

After some research I found out that Logitech MediaServer 7.8 is needed to be compatible to the perl version that is included in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and using the stable channel from http://debian.slimdevices.com will install version 7.7.x.

I was able to install version 7.8 using the installation package from http://downloads.slimdevices.com/:

wget http://downloads.slimdevices.com/LogitechMediaServer_v7.8.0/logitechmediaserver_7.8.0_all.deb
sudo dpkg --install logitechmediaserver_7.8.0_all.deb

6 responses to “Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Install Logitech MediaServer 7.8”

  1. I found your entry when trying to install the Logitech Media Server on Ubuntu Server 14.10. I didn’t have any luck with the 7.8 package above – I got an error about a few Perl packages failing to load (The following modules failed to load: DBI EV XML::Parser::Expat HTML::Parser JSON::XS Digest::SHA1 YAML::XS). I attempted to use CPAN to install these, but still got the same error. I finally tried a nightly build of 7.8 and it worked! For anyone else who runs into this, I had success with this package: logitechmediaserver_7.8.1~1418369688_all.deb obtained from: http://downloads.slimdevices.com/nightly/?ver=7.8

  2. hey all…

    I had LMS running (prior to 7.7.5 I think) and after a fresh install to 15.04, the LMS UI wouldn’t come up .

    Following advice I installed *today’s* version (logitechmediaserver_7.8.1-1443766387_all.deb) but still no UI in Chrome.

    System Monitor shows that squeezeboxserver_safe is starting…I’m used to seeing squeezeboxserver (sans “safe”).

    I see squeezeboxserver_safe starting and stopping when I run

    $sudo service logitechmediaserver start
    $sudo service logitechmediaserver stop

    I’m using software center to install the .deb, so it’s being installed as an admin…I’ve run out of ideas.

    Any clues would be awesome.


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