Install Red5 on SUSE Linux

First know your system to know what to install.

Use uname -a to see if you need to download 32 or 64 bits versions.

Get SUSE release: cat /etc/SuSE-release


Install latest JDK from .

Use chmod a+x to make downloaded file executable and execute it.

Make sure latest version is used:

ln -s /usr/java/latest /usr/local/jdk
ln -s
/usr/java/latest/jre /usr/local/jre
rm /usr/bin/java

ln -s
/usr/java/latest/bin/java /usr/bin/java
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/latest/


Get SVN from:

Install RPMs with:  rpm -iv package.rpm

Install any dependencies as required. Search from .


tar zxvf apache-ant-1.8.0-bin.tar.gz
mv apache-ant-1.8.0 /usr/local/ant

export ANT_HOME=/usr/local/ant
ln -s /usr/local/ant/bin/ant /usr/local/bin/ant

Replace old ant
rm /usr/bin/ant
ln -s /usr/local/ant/bin/ant /usr/bin/ant

Check ant version:
ant –version


Get latest Red5 :
svn co red5

Build Red5 :
cd red5
ant prepare
ant dist

Move Red5:
cd ..
mv red5 /opt/red5


Start Red5 (when need or on server reboot):
cd /opt/red5/dist
./ > start.log &

Install/update applications in the /opt/red5/dist/webapps folder .  For changes to take effect, Red5 must be restarted:

1. Check if red5 is running:
ps aux | grep red5

2. Go to its folder and shut red5 down:
cd /opt/red5/dist

3. See if it’s still running or not:
ps aux | grep red5

4. Restart it, and also make it output the logs into a file of your choice:
./ > start.log &

5. Make sure it’s back online:
ps aux | grep red5

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