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Kaltura CE install on CentOS 5.4


I wanted to share this info on how to install the KalturaCE media server on CentOS. I saw that a lot of people were having issues getting it to work. Follow along, it is pretty easy to do. This should be a cut and paste article. I did this install in Xen with 32bit. I have not tried this in a 64bit environment yet. It should work the same, except the part where you have to get some php rpms below.

Ensure that your system is currently up to date.

I like always do my installing from /home/install/ Feel free to choose any directory you want to store your software in.

mkdir -p /home/install/rpms/
cd /home/install/rpms/

We need to install the EPEL and rem repos.

rpm -Uvh *.rpm

Now we need to install some needed software, we also enable the remi repo.

yum install memcached httpd mysql mysql-server gmp libedit t1lib sqlite2 libXpm libXmu libXaw --enablerepo=remi

We need to grab the older php-5.2.10 rpms from remi with wget. These are the i386 rpms. The path for x86_64 is going to be different. This path might work if you are wanting 64bit.


Now we need to install the rpms we just grabbed. Don’t install the php-pecl-memcache* ones yet. These will be done at a later step.

rpm -ivh php-5.2.10-1.el5.remi.i386.rpm php-cli-5.2.10-1.el5.remi.i386.rpm php-common-5.2.10-1.el5.remi.i386.rpm php-gd-5.2.10-1.el5.remi.i386.rpm php-mysql-5.2.10-1.el5.remi.i386.rpm php-pdo-5.2.10-1.el5.remi.i386.rpm

We need to install some more pre-reqs for memcache stuff.

yum install php-pear libmemcached --enablerepo=remi

Now we get to install the last 2 rpms for php-pecl-memcache

rpm -ivh php-pecl-memcache*

Need to double check that short_open_tag is enabled for PHP. This is done in the /etc/php.ini

short_open_tag = On

Edit /etc/httpd/con/httpd.conf

Find AllowOverride for the directory /var/www/html/
Change it from
AllowOverride None
AllowOverride All

Now lets start up the services.

service memcached start
service mysqld start
service httpd start

Now comes the MySQL stuff. We need to setup the database we want to use for kaltura. You can change the following two lines to match what you want to use. I use kaltura as the database and the name, and katura123 as the password. Again, these can be set to whatever you want to use. These will need to be known when you go into the kalturaCE installer.

echo "create database kaltura;" | mysql

It is recommended that you create a user for the kaltura database. Below is a simple create, please adjust to your liking.

echo "grant all privileges on kaltura.* to kaltura@"localhost" identified by 'kaltura123';" | mysql

Now we need to get the current kalturaCE code. The URL below will more than likely change, so make sure to goto the kaltura download site and copy the most current download URL.


Now we need to uncompress it and put it in the /var/www/html/ folder. The -C tells tar to uncompress into that folder.

tar -zxvf kalturaCE_v1.5_linux386.tgz -C /var/www/html/

Now open a browser and point it to

Where IP_OF_YOUR_SERVER is the actual IP address of your kalturaCE server.

Click begin installation

Should be all green check boxes.

Click on Continue

Database connections.
You will need to have the database, database user, and password. You should know this from a previous step.

Click Save and Continue.

Set the server url, if it is not already done so.

Set the Administrator Account with the info it asks for as well as email…

You should be done.

You can then goto

You can get to the management interface using,

Start adding your own media. 🙂

If there is enough interest in this, I can put up a Xen image on I would also be willing to create a distribution that would install everything, again if enough interest is shown.

****update to libmemcached issue*****
If you get this
error: Failed dependencies: is needed by php-pecl-memcached-0.2.0-1.el5.remi.x86_64 is needed by php-pecl-memcached-0.2.0-1.el5.remi.x86_64

or this
error: Failed dependencies: is needed by php-pecl-memcached-0.2.0-1.el5.remi.i386 is needed by php-pecl-memcached-0.2.0-1.el5.remi.i386

For those of you having issues finding the libmemcached rpm, I think I found them. Damn remi removing rpms!! Try this link to a mirror of his rpms.
file location

file location

Hopefully this helps!!
Thank you,
Engineer Tim