Installing miniDLNA on Ubuntu PowerPC

I don’t think I’ve seen anyone maintaining packages for the excellent MiniDLNA media server for Debian or Ubuntu. The instructions provided here should work for both Intel and PPC builds (maybe others?) of Ubuntu and Debian Linux.

  1. Run this command to get the pre-req packages needed to build MiniDLNA:
    • sudo apt-get install libexif-dev libjpeg62-dev libid3tag0-dev libflac-dev libvorbis-dev libsqlite3-dev libavformat-dev cvs make
  2. Log in and check out (download) the source code for MiniDLNA from SourceForge:
    • cvs -z3 co -P minidlna
  3. Change into the directory and build, then install it!
    • make
    • sudo make install
  4. That’s it!

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  1. Hi,

    I`ve installed minidlna on my Debian 5.03 Lenny-Server.
    How can I stop/start/restart minidlna ??

    Thanks for your answer !

    Best regards

    Bodo Franz

    1. you can just run the binary to start minidlna – if you want to stop it just find the process and kill it with the kill command

  2. Hi,

    Maybe I’ve not got much AV stuff installed, but I also needed to do an

    apt-get install libavcodec-dev libavutil-dev

    But the make told me what I needed anyway.


  3. sorry to ask a newbie question but where is minidlna downloaded on my ubuntu system? can’t seem to find it anywhere…

    thanks a lot

  4. Oops, it seems that my uploaded package does not include the startup script. Anyway, I sent it to the Debian packager so it may show up in the official packages.

  5. Hi. Im a newbie so i will ask if you can explain it more in detail please. I need to install miniDLNA on my Ubuntu 10.04 lts O/S to stream via the Ethernet cable and modem and then via ethernet cable to my Samsung D5300 Bluray player.

    I have got no idea what you are talking about and would ask a step by step instructions please.

    I cant even use XBMC for that. Or can i?

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