Setting up Flash Media Server 2 or 3 on Ubuntu

Just recently I have been playing with Ubuntu Server 8.04 LTS and have really started liking it. Yes I have been an openSuse guy but as of late the tiny footprint and package manager have really intrigued me. So I stated to play on it.. and of course installed FMS2 and FMS3. So I thought I'd put yet another place on the web where the search bots would find it. Now.. to the meat!

Here are a few "how-to's" for running FMS2 and FMS3 on Ubuntu.. and I can verify they work:

FMS3

http://www.bluetwanger.de/blog/2008/02/11/flash-media-server-3-on-ubuntu...

So to reiterate:

I have been asked for a patch for installing Adobe Flash Media Server 3 on Ubuntu. Here it is:

# install dependencies
sudo apt-get install libnspr4-dev

Now download Flash Media Server 3, unzip the file and copy FlashMediaServer3.tar.gz over to your Ubuntu box. Don’t untar the .tar.gz file on windows and copy the files over to linux - this way file permissions will be wrong and the patch won’t work. Then

tar xfz FlashMediaServer3.tar.gz
cd FMS_3_0_0_r1157
wget http://www.bluetwanger.de/~mbertheau/flash-media-server-3-ubuntu.patch
patch -p1 < flash-media-server-3-ubuntu.patch
sudo ./installFMS

You can later uninstall the server:

cd /opt/adobe/fms
sudo ./uninstallFMS

FMS2

http://www.bluetwanger.de/blog/2006/12/25/installing-flash-media-server-...

So to reiterate:

The installation script for Flash Media Server 2 works only on RedHat Enterprise by default. With some modifications it works fine on Ubuntu Gutsy, Feisty and Edgy. At first we need to install the dependencies:

# install dependencies
apt-get install libnspr4-dev libstdc++5 libstdc++5-3.3-dev

For older versions of Ubuntu (7.04 and 6.10) use:

# install dependencies
apt-get install libnspr4 libstdc++5 libstdc++5-3.3-dev

Then download FlashMediaServer2.tar.gz and use the patch:

tar xfz FlashMediaServer2.tar.gz
cd FMS*
wget http://www.bluetwanger.de/~mbertheau/fms.patch
patch -p1 < fms.patch
sudo ./installFMS

You can later uninstall the server:

cd /opt/macromedia/fms
sudo ./uninstallFMS

Thank you!

Thank you for the tips for older versions of Ubuntu. I couldn't fin these anywhere else!
Keep up the good work,
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