Install RED5 Server on Centos 5.3

In this how to i will describe how to install RED5 server on Centos 5.3. This how to can be used to install RED5 server on Centos 4 and Fedora 8 – 11 as well. RED5 is open source flash server written in java supports streaming audio/video, recording client streams, shared objects, live stream publishing etc.
1) Download and Install Java

RED5 server depends on Java. CentOS 5.3 comes with OpenJDK 1.6 and install it using yum.

yum -y install java-1.6.0-openjdk java-1.6.0-openjdk-devel

2) Download and Install Ant (Apache Project)

Ant will need to compile RED5 server code. Ant comes in binary form, so just download and install it in /usr/local directory.

cd /usr/src
wget http://opensource.become.com/apache/ant/binaries/apache-ant-1.7.1-bin.tar.gz
tar zxvf apache-ant-1.7.1-bin.tar.gz
mv apache-ant-1.7.1/ /usr/local/ant

3) Export Variables for Ant and Java

export ANT_HOME=/usr/local/ant
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/ant/bin
export CLASSPATH=.:$JAVA_HOME/lib/classes.zip

Also export these variables in /etc/bashrc to become available for every user login or for any terminal opens.

echo ‘export ANT_HOME=/usr/local/ant’ >> /etc/bashrc
echo ‘export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java’ >> /etc/bashrc
echo ‘export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/ant/bin’ >> /etc/bashrc
echo ‘export CLASSPATH=.:$JAVA_HOME/lib/classes.zip’ >> /etc/bashrc

4) Download and Install RED5 Server

Here the latest version available for RED5 is 0.7 on site but download from google code using svn as the tarball of 0.7 on site is missing some of the files.

cd /usr/src
svn checkout http://red5.googlecode.com/svn/java/server/trunk/ red5
mv red5 /usr/local/
cd /usr/local/red5
ant prepare
ant dist

you will see a ton of lines, but you should get at last

BUILD SUCCESSFUL

that’s mean its install and now copy the conf directory from dist/ and test the red5 installation.

cp -r dist/conf .
./red5.sh

If it shows Installer service created in the last then everything is fine here, press ctrl+c and move to next step to create init script.
5) Init Script

Now we will create init script for red5 to start, stop and restart easily.

vi /etc/init.d/red5

download http://www.sohailriaz.com/downloads/red5.txt and copy / paste code in it. The init script code also be viewed below.

#!/bin/sh
# For RedHat and cousins:
# chkconfig: 2345 85 85
# description: Red5 flash streaming server
# processname: red5

PROG=red5
RED5_HOME=/usr/local/red5
DAEMON=$RED5_HOME/$PROG.sh
PIDFILE=/var/run/$PROG.pid

# Source function library
. /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions

[ -r /etc/sysconfig/red5 ] && . /etc/sysconfig/red5

RETVAL=0

case “$1? in
start)
echo -n $”Starting $PROG: ”
cd $RED5_HOME
$DAEMON >/dev/null 2>/dev/null &
RETVAL=$?
if [ $RETVAL -eq 0 ]; then
echo $! > $PIDFILE
touch /var/lock/subsys/$PROG

fi
[ $RETVAL -eq 0 ] && success $”$PROG startup” || failure $”$PROG startup”
echo
;;
stop)
echo -n $”Shutting down $PROG: ”
killproc -p $PIDFILE
RETVAL=$?
echo
[ $RETVAL -eq 0 ] && rm -f /var/lock/subsys/$PROG
;;
restart)
$0 stop
$0 start
;;
status)
status $PROG -p $PIDFILE
RETVAL=$?
;;
*)
echo $”Usage: $0 {start|stop|restart|status}”
RETVAL=1
esac

exit $RETVAL

Now start the service

/etc/init.d/red5 start

check status

/etc/init.d/red5 status
red5 (pid XXXXX) is running…

again you can do stop, restart.

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