Chapter 2. Quick Start

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This chapter will introduce you to Flumotion by showing how you might set up a simple streaming system on your local machine. In later chapters we will explain how you can customize the configuration.

Installation

Each Linux distribution has a slightly different method for installing software. Here are the installation instructions for some common Linux distributions.

After installation, Flumotion should be available from the ApplicationSound & Video sub-menu on your panel. In addition, three binaries (flumotion-manager, flumotion-worker and flumotion-admin) should be available in your path.

Installation on Ubuntu Linux

To install Flumotion, open the Synaptic Package Manager from the SystemAdministration sub-menu on the panel.

First make sure that the Universe repository is enabled, by selecting the SettingsRepositories menu item.

Then find Flumotion in the package list, click the check box in the first column and select Mark for installation from the drop-down menu, and click Apply on the toolbar.

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Alternatively, just do sudo apt-get install flumotion from the command line Terminal.

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If you need a newer version of Flumotion that is not yet packaged officially by Ubuntu Linux, you might try using the repository in Flumotion PPA from launchpad.net where the packages for the new stable releases are pushed periodically:

https://launchpad.net/~flumotion-dev/+archive/flumotion/

On the other hand, if you're tough enough and are disposed to use the latest development version direct yourself to:

https://launchpad.net/~flumotion-dev/+archive/flumotion-dev/

If you're unfamiliar with ubuntu and the personal repositories, there you'll find the needed documentation to set them up.

Installation on Fedora Linux or Red Hat Linux

To install Flumotion, open Add/Remove Software from the SystemAdministration sub-menu on the panel.

Then find Flumotion in the package list, in the Servers category, and click the Install button.

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Alternatively, as the root user, just do yum install flumotion from the command line Terminal.

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If you need a newer version of Flumotion that is not yet packaged officially by Fedora Linux, you might try using the Flumotion Fedora Linux repository, by following the Fedora download instructions at the gstreamer web site, which explain how to install new .repo files and import the GPG key.