Flussonic Media Server documentation

An operating system for Flussonic

Operating system Anchor Anchor x2

The operating system and central processing unit (CPU) of the machine where you plan to install Flussonic Media Server must be 64-bit.

Hardware considerations Anchor Anchor x2

A 64-bit operating system can be installed only on a machine with a x64 central processing unit. Please bear this in mind when purchasing hardware for your Flussonic server.

If you already have a 32-bit system, it is advisable to purchase a 64-bit one. On a 32-bit Ubuntu, the command apt-get install flussonic will fail to find packages in a repo. But even if you manage to install Flussonic on a 32-bit system, it won't work.

How to determine that a system is 64-bit Anchor Anchor x2

There are many ways to determine the bit version of a system.

Below is the list of the most popular commands with system responses. In the Linux command line, type some of these commands and look at the response.

/bin/uname -m

32-bit system: i686

64-bit system: x86_64

getconf LONG_BIT

On a 64-bit system, the number 64 should be shown as a response.

dpkg --print-architecture

This command is supported on Ubuntu, Debian and other systems where dpkg is installed.

32-bit system: i386

64-bit system: amd64

uname -a

32-bit Ubuntu: Linux discworld 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 03:31:50 UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

64-bit Ubuntu: Linux discworld 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 03:31:50 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

file /sbin/init

32-bit Ubuntu: /sbin/init: ELF 32-bit LSB shared object, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.15, stripped

64-bit Ubuntu: sbin/init: ELF 64-bit LSB shared object, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.15, stripped