Compile Gerbera

The project has been ported to CMake.

Quick Start Build

git clone https://github.com/gerbera/gerbera.git
mkdir build
cd build
cmake ../gerbera -DWITH_MAGIC=1 -DWITH_MYSQL=1 -DWITH_CURL=1 -DWITH_JS=1 \
-DWITH_TAGLIB=1 -DWITH_AVCODEC=1 -DWITH_FFMPEGTHUMBNAILER=1 -DWITH_EXIF=1 -DWITH_LASTFM=1
make -j4
sudo make install

Alternatively, the options can be set using a GUI (make sure to press “c” to configure after toggling settings in the GUI):

git clone https://github.com/gerbera/gerbera.git
mkdir build
cd build
cmake ../gerbera
make edit_cache
# Enable some of the WITH... options
make -j4
sudo make install

Build On Ubuntu 16.04

apt-get install uuid-dev libexpat1-dev libsqlite3-dev libmysqlclient-dev \
libmagic-dev libexif-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev
# If building with LibAV/FFmpeg (-DWITH_AVCODEC=1)
apt-get install libavutil-dev libavcodec-dev libavformat-dev libavdevice-dev \
libavfilter-dev libavresample-dev libswscale-dev libswresample-dev libpostproc-dev

The following packages are too old in 16.04 and must be installed from source: taglib (1.11.x), and libupnp (1.8.x).

libupnp must be configured/built with --enable-ipv6. See scripts/install-pupnp18.sh for details.

Build On FreeBSD

The following has been tested on FreeBSD 11.0 using a clean jail environment.

1. Install the required prerequisites as root using either ports or packages. This can be done via Package manager or ports. (pkg manager is used here.) Include mysql if you wish to use that instead of SQLite3.

pkg install wget git autoconf automake libtool taglib cmake gcc libav ffmpeg \
libexif pkgconf liblastfm gmake

2. Clone repository, build depdences in current in ports and then build gerbera.

git clone https://github.com/gerbera/gerbera.git
mkdir build
cd build
sh ../gerbera/scripts/install-pupnp18.sh
sh ../gerbera/scripts/install-duktape.sh
cmake ../gerbera -DWITH_MAGIC=1 -DWITH_MYSQL=0 -DWITH_CURL=1 -DWITH_JS=1 -DWITH_TAGLIB=1 -DWITH_AVCODEC=1 \
-DWITH_EXIF=1 -DWITH_LASTFM=0 -DWITH_SYSTEMD=0
make -j4
sudo make install

Build On macOS

The following has been tested on macOS High Sierra 10.13.4

The Gerbera Team maintains a Homebrew Tap to build and install Gerbera Media Server. Take a look at the Homebrew formula to see an example of how to compile Gerbera on macOS.

homebrew-gerbera/gerbera.rb