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AIRTIME installation. New, 2016 tutorial!
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AIRTIME installation. New, 2016 tutorial!

jvnadrjvnadr Member
edited September 2016 in Tutorials

because of the... public demand ( :P ), here are the updated installation instructions!

Automatic installation of the popular online radio automation system Airtime, has stuck in Ubuntu 12.04. But, the installation to Ubuntu 14.04 or Debian 7 is straight forward and easy. Sourcefabric corrected some issues with language settings and others, that need tricks to install pervious versions of the software, but again, the installation script has some errors.
This is the easy way for installation of airtime, I installed it this way in an Ubuntu 14.04 server.

First of all, install git to be able to clone a repo

apt-get install git
git clone

If you get any error, download and install manually Airtime:
Download the newest version of Airtime from sourcefabric website (today, this version is
Go to , and wget the latest.


There is an error in sourcefabric installation script about the database. You have to manually install PostgreSQL berore running the install script. If you first run the install, don’t worry, just install porstgre and rerun airtime installation

apt-get install postgresql postgresql-contrib

Now, you are ready to install Airtime:

sudo ~/airtime- -fiap

or go to airtime folder and install

sudo ./install -fiap

Open your browser to your ip or domain, no special ports needed, and follow the instructions.
Follow all the details from airtime installation, it is pretty forward! You probably will se an error in the end, stating that some services are not running. Just rerun those services following those commands:

service airtime-media-monitor start
service airtime-liquidsoap restart
service airtime-playout restart

There is no statement about the default login and password for your server. Enter in both fields “admin” and when logged in, don’t forget to change the values :P

Happy playing with your new webradio!


  • very nice and helpful

  • Appreciated your instructions on installing icecast on the other post too... would be beneficial to include them here too maybe! Just in case people stumble on this thread without seeing the other...

    Thank for these useful tutorials!

  • kendid said: would be beneficial to include them here too maybe! Just in case people stumble on this thread without seeing the other

    In this version, icecast is being installed automatically. You just have to configure icecast.xml to put your desired password.

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  • racksxracksx Member without signature
    edited September 2016


    here is how you can also do it for Debian 7

    apt-get update

    cd /root

    dpkg-reconfigure locales Select en_US.UTF-8

    export LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8

    export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8

    locale-gen en_US.UTF-8


    dpkg -i airtime-easy-setup.deb

    apt-get -f install

    apt-get update

    apt-get install airtime

    now login to https://your-server-ip

    and have fun :)

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  • racksxracksx Member without signature

    @jvnadr, the way you provide the installations, works perfect, however i did test with ubuntu 14 like 20 times, each time that the vps hostname does not match with the ip, the Rabbit fails to install, maybe you would like to add a note for this

    hostname most match the ip

  • This is soooo 2014...
    They haven't updated shit for a long while...


  • how much ram do i need to install this and will it take al my cpu?

  • Even 512 MB Ram will be enough (recommended 1GB). In most of the cases, it will not be recourse hog.

  • Here's the step-by-step installation procedure on Debian 8 (Jessie) - after a clean debian install.

    step 1. apt update && apt upgrade -y && apt install sudo git mc unp -y && reboot
    step 2. git clone airtime
    step 3. cd airtime/
    step 4. ./install
    step 5. Install default Airtime apache configuration? (Y/n): Y
    step 6. Install default Airtime Icecast configuration? (Y/n): Y
    step 7. Create default airtime postgres user? (Y/n): Y

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