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JPEG
2013-12-05, 18:23
I think I am a pretty talented "googler" but I have not found a set of "modern" instructions for installing LMS on a Raspberry Pi.

I am a pretty knowledgeable linux/debian guy, so I would prefer to install the latest Raspbian and then "dpkg -i" an LMS "all.deb" package.

I think that I saw a reference that this would "just work" if I used an LMS 7.8 nightly...but I can't find that reference anymore.

I do appreciate the work truehl has put into SqueezePlug but those images seem a bit dated now and I don't need all the extra features.

Any advice? What's the best way to get LMS running on a brand-new Raspberry Pi in December 2013?

castalla
2013-12-05, 19:09
I think I am a pretty talented "googler" but I have not found a set of "modern" instructions for installing LMS on a Raspberry Pi.

I am a pretty knowledgeable linux/debian guy, so I would prefer to install the latest Raspbian and then "dpkg -i" an LMS "all.deb" package.

I think that I saw a reference that this would "just work" if I used an LMS 7.8 nightly...but I can't find that reference anymore.

I do appreciate the work truehl has put into SqueezePlug but those images seem a bit dated now and I don't need all the extra features.

Any advice? What's the best way to get LMS running on a brand-new Raspberry Pi in December 2013?

There really aren't any!

There's nothing wrong with the default Squeezeplug install - and you get to choose what you want to install - if you only want LMS, then that's what you can choose to install , just input the 7.8 nightly link when you're asked on the LMS install setup.

As you have a new Pi, then you need to replace the Squeezeplug image /boot files with the /boot files from a working Debian image - the author of Squeezeplug has promised an updated version to handle this. The need to mess around with the boot files is due to later Pis having a new CPU chip.

You could simply try the dpkg -i [LMS 7.8 file] on a working Debian image, but I've never seen a report reporting success.

reinholdk
2013-12-06, 06:47
Saw a recent post by Michael in a German thread: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?98237-Projektvorstellung-Classic-Nachbau-mit-Squeezeslave-und-Raspberry-Pi&p=761515&viewfull=1#post761515

JPEG
2013-12-07, 17:06
I had good luck with a “modern” (~Oct 2013) RasPi and an LMS 7.8 nightly, simply installing via dpkg -i

Here is what I did…somewhat abridged


My RasPi came with a NOOBS SD Card so I installed Raspian that way, with a monitor and keyboard attached to the RasPi
After configuring timezone, keyboard, locale, etc, via the GUI I rebooted and did everything else via the command line…used ssh via Terminal on my Mac
Ran "sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade”
Set a static IP address for my RasPi (probably not needed, but included here for full disclosure :-)
Mounted a 64GB USB flash drive, FAT formatted, on the RasPi
Installed and configured Samba, mainly following this guide: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=56149
Copied a small test set of MP3, FLAC and ALAC files to the RasPi Samba share
wget http://downloads.slimdevices.com/nightly/7.8/sc/f7a5201/logitechmediaserver_7.8.0~1386246861_all.deb
Note: The above is a 7.8 nightly…your file/path may be different
sudo dpkg -i logitechmediaserver_7.8.0~1386246861_all.deb
Surfed to 192.168.1.xxx:9000 on my Mac browser and did the normal LMS configuration steps
MP3, FLAC and ALAC files play just fine on my Squeezebox Radio…testing on my two SB Touches is pending

Mark Miksis
2013-12-07, 17:30
Note that although the Logitech debian repos do not support armhf, you can force it to install the i386 package with something like this in your sources.list:

deb [arch=i386] http://debian.slimdevices.com unstable main