Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Install Logitech MediaServer 7.8

Recently I tried to install Logitech MediaServer on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS “Trusty Tahr” server using the (official) setup steps described in the Squeezebox Wiki (see http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Debian_Package).

Immediately after starting the server the message

Logitech Media Server died. Restarting.

was written into the log file /var/log/squeezeboxserver/server.log.

After some research I found out that Logitech MediaServer 7.8 is needed to be compatible to the perl version that is included in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and using the stable channel from http://debian.slimdevices.com will install version 7.7.x.

I was able to install version 7.8 using the installation package from http://downloads.slimdevices.com/:

wget http://downloads.slimdevices.com/LogitechMediaServer_v7.8.0/logitechmediaserver_7.8.0_all.deb
sudo dpkg --install logitechmediaserver_7.8.0_all.deb


  1. Peter

    Thanks a bunch! That worked, and was quicker than editing the sources file.

  2. 7BitASCII

    I found your entry when trying to install the Logitech Media Server on Ubuntu Server 14.10. I didn’t have any luck with the 7.8 package above – I got an error about a few Perl packages failing to load (The following modules failed to load: DBI EV XML::Parser::Expat HTML::Parser JSON::XS Digest::SHA1 YAML::XS). I attempted to use CPAN to install these, but still got the same error. I finally tried a nightly build of 7.8 and it worked! For anyone else who runs into this, I had success with this package: logitechmediaserver_7.8.1~1418369688_all.deb obtained from: http://downloads.slimdevices.com/nightly/?ver=7.8

  3. Mark

    Great – sorted my problem. Many thanks 🙂

  4. Max

    thanks, this saved me some time!

  5. Barry

    hey all…

    I had LMS running (prior to 7.7.5 I think) and after a fresh install to 15.04, the LMS UI wouldn’t come up .

    Following advice I installed *today’s* version (logitechmediaserver_7.8.1-1443766387_all.deb) but still no UI in Chrome.

    System Monitor shows that squeezeboxserver_safe is starting…I’m used to seeing squeezeboxserver (sans “safe”).

    I see squeezeboxserver_safe starting and stopping when I run

    $sudo service logitechmediaserver start
    $sudo service logitechmediaserver stop

    I’m using software center to install the .deb, so it’s being installed as an admin…I’ve run out of ideas.

    Any clues would be awesome.


  6. Johan

    Google and blog posts like yours make life SO much easier. 🙂

    Thanks a lot! (y)

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