Wizd on Gentoo

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This article is based on the original Wizd for the Kuro Box page at http://jhue.users.sonic.net/.

Wizd is a server daemon originally designed for the Vertex MediaWiz, but is compatible with other popular media players such as the Buffalo LinkTheater and the I-O DATA AVeL LinkPlayer2.

Preparing for Build

First download the version of wizd you would like to install. In this example, we are going to use version 0_12h_pvb_19 from http://www.geocities.com/flipflop7146/wizd.html. Unzip this file. If you don't have unzip, you will need to emerge app-arch/unzip.

# unzip wizd_0_12h_pvb_19.zip

Since this was originally built for Cygwin under Windows, let's reorganize the directory structure and delete unnecessary files.

# rm -f wizd_0_12h_pvb_19/wizd.exe wizd_0_12h_pvb_19/cygwin1.dll
# mkdir /usr/local/src/wizd_0_12h_pvb_19
# mv wizd_0_12h_pvb_19/source/* /usr/local/src/wizd_0_12h_pvb_19
# rmdir wizd_0_12h_pvb_19/source
# mkdir /usr/local/wizd
# mv wizd_0_12h_pvb_19/* /usr/local/wizd

Wizd requires the jpeg library, and the libdvdread library in order to compile properly. We can download and install these through portage.

# emerge media-libs/jpeg media-libs/libdvdread

Modify the Makefile

We will need to make some small changes to the original Makefile in order to compile properly.

# cd /usr/local/src/wizd_0_12h_pvb_19/
# nano Makefile
  LDFLAGS += -static -L/usr/local/lib -ljpeg -ldvdread
  LDFLAGS += -L/usr/local/lib -Wl,-rpath,/usr/local/lib -ljpeg -ldvdread -ldl -lm

Compile Wizd

Now that we've created the appropriate directories, and updated our Makefile, we can go ahead and compile Wizd.

# make
# mv wizd /usr/local/bin/wizd

Modify the Configuration File

You will need to update your configuration file to tell Wizd where to find your media files, etc.

# cd /usr/local/bin/wizd
# nano wizd.conf

Add Wizd to Runlevel Default

If you want Wizd to start automatically after boot, you will need to add Wizd to your default runlevel. Here is a sample script written by a member of the I-O DATA USA FORUM, with a few modifications (original post).

# cd /etc/init.d
# nano wizd
#! /bin/sh
# Start/stop the Wizd daemon.

cd /usr/local/bin/wizd;

  /sbin/killall -s KILL "/usr/local/bin/wizd/wizd" > /dev/null 2>&1
  echo -n "Starting Wizd: "

# Stop the Wizd server processe.

  echo 'Stop services: wizd'
  /bin/killall "/usr/local/bin/wizd/wizd" > /dev/null 2>&1

# Usage statement.

case "$1" in
echo "usage: $0 {start|stop|restart}"
exit 1
# chmod 755 wizd
# rc-update add wizd default
 * wizd added to runlevel default
 * rc-update complete.

Run Wizd

You can reboot your system to make sure Wizd starts at runlevel default, or you can start it manually.

# /etc/init.d/wizd start

Any time you make any changes to the wizd.conf configuration file, Wizd will need to be restarted.

# /etc/init.d/wizd restart

You can test that Wizd is working properly by pointing your webbrowser to http://your_kurobox_ip:8004/ and you should be able to see the Wizd media selection screen.

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