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Installation on Debian/Ubuntu

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We recommend installing Yucca on an Ubuntu Long Term Support (LTS) operating system such as 18.04 and older. In this case, work is possible on any other Linux distribution.

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Installation via the package manager

When upgrading to a new version, first stop the server

sudo systemctl stop yucca

Run arch to find out your architecture

Output arch Notation in the documentation
x86_64 amd64
armv6l armv6
armv7l armv7
aarch64 arm64

Download and install the .deb package of the required version and architecture, a complete list of available versions:

sudo dpkg -i yucca_0.8.0-1_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i yucca_0.8.0-1_arm.deb
sudo dpkg -i yucca_0.8.0-1_arm64.deb
sudo dpkg -i yucca-enterprise_0.8.0-1_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i yucca-enterprise_0.8.0-1_arm.deb
sudo dpkg -i yucca-enterprise_0.8.0-1_arm64.deb

After starting the WEB-interface will be available at http://ip-your-server:9910

Manual installation

Let's start by creating a user and a group:

sudo useradd -M -U -r -u 9910 -s /bin/false -b /opt/yucca yucca

Create a directory for installation and go to it, download the latest version of Yucca:

sudo mkdir -p /opt/yucca/ffmpeg
cd /opt/yucca
sudo wget -O /opt/yucca/yucca
sudo chmod +x /opt/yucca/yucca
sudo mkdir -p /opt/yucca/ffmpeg
cd /opt/yucca
sudo wget -O /opt/yucca/yucca
sudo chmod +x /opt/yucca/yucca
sudo mkdir -p /opt/yucca/ffmpeg
cd /opt/yucca
sudo wget -O /opt/yucca/yucca
sudo chmod +x /opt/yucca/yucca
sudo mkdir -p /opt/yucca/ffmpeg
cd /opt/yucca
sudo wget -O /opt/yucca/yucca
sudo chmod +x /opt/yucca/yucca
sudo mkdir -p /opt/yucca/ffmpeg
cd /opt/yucca
sudo wget -O /opt/yucca/yucca
sudo chmod +x /opt/yucca/yucca
sudo mkdir -p /opt/yucca/ffmpeg
cd /opt/yucca
sudo wget -O /opt/yucca/yucca
sudo chmod +x /opt/yucca/yucca

Installation ffmpeg and ffprobe:

FFmpeg version not lower than 4.0

You can use the static assembly we suggested, or any other, provided that ffmpeg and ffprobe are resolved into env by a standard name

cd /opt/yucca/ffmpeg
wget -q --show-progress -O ffmpeg-5.0.1-linux-amd64.tar.gz
wget -q --show-progress -O ffmpeg-5.0.1-linux-amd64.tar.gz.md5
md5sum -c ffmpeg-5.0.1-linux-amd64.tar.gz.md5
tar -xzf ffmpeg-5.0.1-linux-amd64.tar.gz ffmpeg
tar -xzf ffmpeg-5.0.1-linux-amd64.tar.gz ffprobe
rm -rf ffmpeg-5.0.1-linux-amd64.tar.gz ffmpeg-5.0.1-linux-amd64.tar.gz.md5
cd /opt/yucca/ffmpeg
wget -q --show-progress -O ffmpeg-5.0.1-linux-armv6.tar.gz
wget -q --show-progress -O ffmpeg-5.0.1-linux-armv6.tar.gz.md5
md5sum -c ffmpeg-5.0.1-linux-armv6.tar.gz.md5
tar -xzf ffmpeg-5.0.1-linux-armv6.tar.gz ffmpeg
tar -xzf ffmpeg-5.0.1-linux-armv6.tar.gz ffprobe
rm -rf ffmpeg-5.0.1-linux-armv6.tar.gz ffmpeg-5.0.1-linux-armv6.tar.gz.md5
cd /opt/yucca/ffmpeg
wget -q --show-progress -O ffmpeg-5.0.1-linux-armv7.tar.gz
wget -q --show-progress -O ffmpeg-5.0.1-linux-armv7.tar.gz.md5
md5sum -c ffmpeg-5.0.1-linux-armv7.tar.gz.md5
tar -xzf ffmpeg-5.0.1-linux-armv7.tar.gz ffmpeg
tar -xzf ffmpeg-5.0.1-linux-armv7.tar.gz ffprobe
rm -rf ffmpeg-5.0.1-linux-armv7.tar.gz ffmpeg-5.0.1-linux-armv7.tar.gz.md5
cd /opt/yucca/ffmpeg
wget -q --show-progress -O ffmpeg-5.0.1-linux-arm64.tar.gz
wget -q --show-progress -O ffmpeg-5.0.1-linux-arm64.tar.gz.md5
md5sum -c ffmpeg-5.0.1-linux-arm64.tar.gz.md5
tar -xzf ffmpeg-5.0.1-linux-arm64.tar.gz ffmpeg
tar -xzf ffmpeg-5.0.1-linux-arm64.tar.gz ffprobe
rm -rf ffmpeg-5.0.1-linux-arm64.tar.gz ffmpeg-5.0.1-linux-arm64.tar.gz.md5

Generating a default configuration file:

sudo /opt/yucca/yucca server --config emtpy --show-config | sed 's|data_dir = ""|data_dir = "/opt/yucca/data"|' > /opt/yucca/yucca.toml

We set the owner and access rights:

sudo chown -R yucca:yucca /opt/yucca
sudo chmod -R 2775 /opt/yucca

Create a systemd unit file and update the list of daemons for the changes to take effect:

sudo tee /lib/systemd/system/yucca.service <<EOF
Description=Yucca Stream <>

ExecStart=/opt/yucca/yucca server --config /opt/yucca/yucca.toml
ExecStop=/bin/kill -s SIGTERM $MAINPID


sudo systemctl daemon-reload

Now you can start the server and test it

sudo systemctl enable yucca
sudo systemctl start yucca

After launch, the Web interface will be available at http://ip-your-server:9910