The LibreTime Vagrant install is the fastet way to get LibreTime up and running in a way to hack on its source code or to test it locally.


You might also want to install vagrant-vbguest to update the guest extensions to match your host system on vagrant up.

vagrant plugin install vagrant-vbguest

Starting LibreTime Vagrant

To get started you clone the repo and run vagrant up.

git clone
cd libretime
vagrant up ubuntu-xenial

If everything works out, you will find LibreTime on port 8080, icecast on port 8000 and the docs on port 8888.

Once you reach the web setup GUI you can click through it using the default values. To connect to the vagrant machine you can run vagrant ssh ubuntu-xenial in the libretime directory.

Alternative OS installations

With the above instructions LibreTime is installed on Ubuntu Xenial Xerus. The Vagrant setup offers the option to choose a different operation system according to you needs.

OS Command Comment
Debian 9.2 vagrant up debian-stretch Install on current Debian Stretch.
Debian 8.7 vagrant up debian-jessie Install on Debian Jessie.
Ubuntu 18.04 vagrant up ubuntu-bionic Experimental install on current Ubuntu Bionic Beaver.
Ubuntu 16.04 vagrant up ubuntu-xenial Install on Ubuntu Xenial Xerus.
Ubuntu 14.04 vagrant up ubuntu-trusty Deprecated install on Ubuntu Trusty Tahir. Recommended by legacy upstream.
CentOS vagrant up centos Extremely experimental install on 7.3 with native systemd support and activated SELinux. Needs manual intervention due to Liquidsoap 1.3.3.


If anything fails during the initial provisioning step you can try running vagrant provision to rerun the installer.

If you only want to re-run parts of the installer, use --provision-with install. The supported steps are prepare, install, install-mkdocs and start-mkdocs.