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le 25 Jun 2012

Rivendell 2.1.4

Rivendell 2.1.4 Debian and Ubuntu packages are now available on the Tryphon debian repository for :

Binaries for i386 and amd84 are provided.

Oneiric/Precise support

Problems with Qt librairies on Ubuntu Oneiric/Precise have been fixed.

Rivendell packages are now available for Oneiric and the latest LTS (Long Term Support) which is Precise.

Qt3 removal

Rivendell still uses the version 3 of Qt (a library to “manage windows and buttons”). This (old) version is no longer supported by Debian and will not be present in the next stable Debian release (wheezy).

The first consequence is that Rivendell is no longer under Debian unstable/sid where Qt3 is already removed.

We’re working to find a solution.


You can have a functional Rivendell in few minutes :

Step 1 : Add the Tryphon debian repository to your source lists

Step 2 : Install a MySQL server : sudo apt-get install mysql-server

Step 3 : Install both Rivendell “server” and “station” : sudo apt-get install rivendell-server rivendell

Step 4 : Add user who needs to use Rivendell in the rivendell group. For example, to use yourself in this group : sudo adduser $USER rivendell

Check if this user is specified at AudioOwner line in file /etc/rd.conf . If you used sudo to install package, your username will be used. This information will configurable during the package installation.

Step 5 : Log out et start a new session (Gnome, KDE, …) to load changes on group and permissions.

Step 6 : Start rdadmin which creates the database by asking you the Mysql administrator login (root) and password (specified during mysql-server install).

Step 7 : Start rdairplay, play the Test cast and enjoy.

Known problems

libqt3-headers required for hotkeys : as reported by Luigino Bracci this morning, the libqt3-headers package is required to use hotkeys.


Like all Tryphon projects, package sources are available on

The project’s wiki gives instructions to rebuild packages.