Installing LibreTime

There two methods of installing LibreTime - Source or Ubuntu package.


LibreTime releases can be downloaded here.


  • LibreTime should generally be installed on a dedicated host running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).
  • LibreTime is undergoing active development, and is currently in ALPHA.
  • It is not recommended that you install LibreTime on the same computer you are using as a desktop.
  • Please review the release notes of the version you are planning on installing.

Once you have downloaded and extracted LibreTime, run the installation script by navigating into the folder containing the LibreTime codebase, and run it's install script from the command line:

sudo ./install

By default, the installer will install and configure all dependencies.

Ubuntu Package

LibreTime maintains amd64 .deb packages for Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial) and 18.04 (Bionic). These can be downloaded here. Issues with installation of these packages should be reported to the LibretTime/libretime-debian-packaging repository.

These are installed by running the following from the command line (the ./ in front of the libretime package is important):

sudo apt install icecast2 ./libretime_<version>_amd64.deb

<version> is replaced by the version of the package downloaded.

Alternative OS installations

Installation in Debian 9 and other Linux distributions is possible, but these are less tested. Installation on Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS (Trusty Tahr) is also working, but deprecated due to the fact that this version will reach its official end of life in April 2019.

Plans are in the works for .rpm packages, as well as Docker and AWS images.

Please note that the install script does not take care to ensure that any packages installed are set up in a secure manner. Please see the chapter on preparing the server for more details on how to set up a secure installation.