There is only one quick, easy and reliable way we know to set up a Linux-based Squeezebox Server (LMS) and that is to use Vortexbox. The good people at Vortexbox work hard to make sure that all library files are available, configuration details are correct, and that all new releases of Squeezebox server are tested with the current version of Fedora before being sent out into the wild as a new Vortexbox release. Easysqueezebox Notes on Vortexbox Installation

If you want to load Squeezebox on a Linux computer without Vortexbox, then you have to do all the work that the hard-working people at Vortexbox have already done. It is a bit if a pain, but if you are determined, here are some instructions from Logitech

Yes, you can spend time and effort and getting frustrated installing Squeezebox Server from scratch on  Linux. If you are already a Linux expert, then this will be a breeze and even fun. If that's you, you won't need much help from us. If you want to learn more about Linux, which all of us should want to do, then by all means give it a try; lots of people do it, and can experience a glow of achievement as well as being able to listen to the music.

You will need to know how to do the following:

  • Install downloaded RPM or DEB files using the command line, OR, edit the repository sources list so that yum and apt-get can access them.
  • Setup Samba so you can copy files onto the server from a different computer. This is useful if you plan to use your everyday desktop to rip and tag music files then move them to the server. You could also use rsync if you need to do this a lot. 
  • If you plan to run the server headless, you will also need to set up SSL.

We have added links to Squeezebox server downloads and repositories to the Easysqueezebox Useful Links page.

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