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460b9539 1DisOrder
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4DisOrder is a multi-user software jukebox.
5 * It can play either selected tracks or pick tracks at random.
6 * It supports OGG, MP3, FLAC and WAV files, and can be configured to support
7 anything you can supply a player for (up to a point).
8 * It supports both ALSA and OSS and can also broadcast an RTP stream over a
9 LAN; a player for the latter is included.
10 * Tracks may be selected either via a hierarchical interface or by a fast
5b14453f 11 word or tag search.
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12 * It has a web interface (allowing access from graphical web browsers) and a
13 GTK+ interface that runs on Linux and Mac systems.
14 * Playing tracks can be paused or cancelled ("scratched").
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16See CHANGES for details of recent changes to DisOrder and README.upgrades for
17upgrade instructions.
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19Platform support:
20 Linux Well tested on Debian
21 Mac OS X Disobedience well tested, server somewhat tested; use fink
22 FreeBSD Scantily tested; use ports for dependencies
23It could probably be ported to some other UNIX variants without too much
24effort.
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26Build dependencies:
27 Name Tested Notes
662886f6 28 libdb 4.3.29 not 4.2.x; 4.4+ might work.
1a0d3568 29 libgc 6.8
30 libvorbisfile 1.1.2
31 libpcre 6.7 need UTF-8 support
460b9539 32 libmad 0.15.1b
1a0d3568 33 libgcrypt 1.2.3
460b9539 34 libao 0.8.6
1a0d3568 35 libasound 1.0.13
36 libFLAC 1.1.2
37 GNU C 4.1.2
38 GNU Make 3.81
ddf922de 39 GNU Sed 4.1.5
1a0d3568 40 Python 2.4.4 (optional)
41 GTK+ 2.8.20 (if you want the GTK+ client)
42 GLIB 2.12.4 (if you want the GTK+ client)
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44"Tested" means I've built against that version; earlier or later versions will
45often work too.
46
91d9a42d 47For the web interface to work you will additionally need a web server. I've
48had both Apache 1.3.x and 2.x working. Anything that supports CGI should be
49OK.
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51Bug tracker, etc:
52 http://code.google.com/p/disorder/
53
460b9539 54Mailing lists:
55 http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/sgo-software-discuss
56 - discussion of DisOrder (and other software), bug reports, etc
57 http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/sgo-software-announce
58 - announcements of new versions of DisOrder
59
91d9a42d 60Developers should read README.developers.
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63Installation
64============
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66 "This place'd be a paradise tomorrow, if every department had a supervisor
67 with a machine-gun"
68
5b14453f 69IMPORTANT: If you are upgrading from an earlier version, see README.upgrades.
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71Debian/Ubuntu: steps 1 to 6 are dealt with automatically if you use the .deb
72files.
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74OX X/FreeBSD/other Linux: after installation (step 1 and 2), running
75'sudo bash scripts/setup' will cover steps 3 to 6. If it doesn't work on your
76platform, please get in touch.
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460b9539 781. Build the software. Do something like this:
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80 ./configure
81 make # on FreeBSD use gmake
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7a4c02b0 83 See INSTALL or ./configure --help for more details about driving configure.
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85 If you only want to build a subset of DisOrder, specify one or more of the
86 following options:
87 --without-server Don't build server or web interface
88 --without-gtk Don't build GTK+ client (Disobedience)
89 --without-python Don't build Python support
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91 See README.client for setting up a standalone client (or read the
92 disobedience man page).
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94 To build .debs on Debian/Ubuntu, use:
95 fakeroot debian/rules binary
96
460b9539 972. Install it. Most of the installation is done via the install target:
98
99 make installdirs install
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101 The CGI interface has to be installed separately; see under 'Web Interface'
102 below.
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104 NB steps 3 to 6 are covered by scripts/setup. It should work on FreeBSD, OS
105 X and Linux and could be adapted to other platforms.
106
460b9539 1073. Create a 'jukebox' user and group, with the jukebox group being the default
108 group of the jukebox user. The server will run as this user and group.
109 Check that this user can read your music files and write to the audio
110 device, e.g. by playing a track. The exact name doesn't matter, it could be
111 'jukebox' or 'disorder' or 'fred' or whatever.
112
113 Do not use a general-purpose user or group, you must create ones
114 specifically for DisOrder.
115
1164. Create /etc/disorder/config. Start from examples/config.sample and adapt it
be2d9f37 117 to your own requirements. The things you MUST do are:
460b9539 118 * edit the 'collection' command to identify the location(s) of your own
119 digital audio files. These commands also specify the encoding of
120 filenames, which you should be sure to get right as recovery from an
121 error here can be painful (see BUGS).
be2d9f37 122 Optionally you may also want to do the following:
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123 * add 'player' and 'tracklength' commands for any file formats not
124 supported natively
460b9539 125 * edit the 'scratch' commands to supply scratch sounds (or delete them if
126 you don't want any).
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127 * add extra 'stopword' entries as necessary (these words won't take part in
128 track name searches from the web interface).
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130 See disorder_config(5) for more details.
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132 See README.streams for how to set up network play.
133
134 If adding new 'player' commands, see README.raw for details on setting up
135 "raw format" players. Non-raw players are still supported but not in all
662886f6 136 configurations and they cannot support pausing and gapless play. If you
137 want additional formats to be supported natively please point the author at
138 a GPL-compatible library that can decode them.
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36be7e6a 1405. Make sure the server is started at boot time.
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142 On many Linux systems, examples/disorder.init should be more or less
143 suitable; install it in /etc/init.d, adapting it as necessary, and make
144 appropriate links from /etc/rc[0-6].d.
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36be7e6a 1466. Start the server.
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148 On Linux systems with sysv-style init:
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150 /etc/init.d/disorder start
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152 By default disorderd logs to daemon.*; check your syslog.conf to see where
153 this ends up and look for log messages from disorderd there. If it didn't
154 start up correctly there should be an error message. Correct the problem
155 and try again.
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1577. After a short while it should start to play something. Try scratching it
158 (as root):
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160 disorder scratch
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162 The track should stop playing, and (if you set any up) a scratch sound play.
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1648. Add any other users you want. These easiest way to do this is (still as
165 root):
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8ae47ac8 167 disorder authorize USERNAME
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f0feb22e 169 This will automatically choose a random password and create
5b14453f 170 ~USERNAME/.disorder/passwd.
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172 Those users should now be able to access the server from the same host as it
173 runs on, either via the disorder command or Disobedience. To run
174 Disobedience from some other host, File->Login allows hostnames, passwords
175 etc to be configured.
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177 Alternatively, after setting up the web interface (below), it's possible to
178 allow users to register themselves without operator involvement.
179
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1809. Optionally source completion.bash from /etc/profile or similar, for
181 example:
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36be7e6a 183 . /usr/local/share/disorder/completion.bash
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36be7e6a 185 This provides completion over disorder command and option names.
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188Web Interface
189=============
190
191 "Thought I was a gonner baby, but I'm bullet proof"
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193Debian/Ubuntu: the .deb files will do the setup here automatically.
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195OS X/FreeBSD/other Linux: scripts/setup as referred to above will do the setup
196here automatically.
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198You need to configure a number of things to make this work:
199
662886f6 2001. If you want online registration to work then set mail_sender in
e70701e7 201 /etc/disorder/config to the email address that communications from the web
563071c2 202 interface will appear to be sent. If this is not a valid, deliverable email
662886f6 203 address then the results are not likely to be reliable.
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205 mail_sender webmaster@example.com
206
207 By default the web interface sends mail by connecting to the SMTP port of
208 127.0.0.1. You can override this with the smtp_server directive, for
209 exampler:
210
211 smtp_server mail.example.com
212
ad884aa5 213 Use 'disorder reconfigure' to make sure the server knows these settings.
214
e70701e7 2152. The web interface depends on a 'guest' user existing. You can create this
5e34540b 216 with the following command:
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218 disorder setup-guest
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220 If you don't want to allow online registration instead use:
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a767291c 222 disorder setup-guest --no-online-registration
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a767291c 2243. Make sure that DisOrder can find its icons and stylesheet. For example in
225 your web server configuration:
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5e34540b 227 Alias /disorder/ /usr/local/share/disorder/static/
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5e34540b 229 Alternatively you could use a symlink from the right location in your
230 document root, provided your web server is configured to follow them.
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a767291c 232 cd /var/www
233 ln -s /usr/local/share/disorder/static disorder
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e70701e7 2354. Install disorder.cgi in an appropriate location. Remember to make it
a767291c 236 executable. Example:
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758ec28f 238 install -m 755 server/disorder.cgi /usr/lib/cgi-bin/disorder
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e70701e7 2405. Try it out. You should be able to perform read-only operations straight
d84bf422 241 away, and after visiting the 'Login' page to authenticate, perform other
242 operations like adding a track to the queue.
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e70701e7 2446. If you run into problems, always look at the appropriate error log; the
5e34540b 245 message you see in your web browser will usually not be sufficient to
246 diagnose the problem all by itself.
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e70701e7 2487. If you have a huge number of top level directories, then you might find
5e34540b 249 that the 'Choose' page is unreasonably large. If so add the following line
250 to /etc/disorder/options.user:
251 label sidebar.choosewhich choosealpha
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253 This will make 'Choose' be a link for each letter of the 26-letter Roman
254 alphabet; follow the link and you just get the directories which start with
255 that letter. The "*" link at the end gives you directories which don't
256 start with a letter.
257
258 You can copy choosealpha.html to /etc/disorder and edit it to change the
259 set of initial choices to anything that can be expressed with regexps. The
260 regexps must be URL-encoded UTF-8 PCRE regexps.
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a767291c 262If you want to give DisOrder its own virtual host, see README.vhost.
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264Copyright
265=========
266
267 "Nothing but another drug, a licence that you buy and sell"
268
269DisOrder - select and play digital audio files
8f9616f1 270Copyright (C) 2003-2008 Richard Kettlewell
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271Portions copyright (C) 2007 Ross Younger
272Portions copyright (C) 2007 Mark Wooding
460b9539 273Portions extracted from MPG321, http://mpg321.sourceforge.net/
274 Copyright (C) 2001 Joe Drew
275 Copyright (C) 2000-2001 Robert Leslie
276Binaries may derive extra copyright owners through linkage (binary distributors
277are expected to do their own legwork)
278
279This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
280the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software
281Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later
282version.
283
284This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY
285WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A
286PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
287
288You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with
289this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple
290Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA
291
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