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(this is all obsolete now the systemd service is shipped by upstream)
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  # systemctl start shairport
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=== Alternative configuration ===
The configuration is managed by the perl script /usr/bin/shairport.pl. For novice users, the defaults should be left as is, unless they wish to set a password for the AirPlay server. In this case, they should change line 56 from {{ic|<nowiki>my $password = '';</nowiki>}} to {{ic|<nowiki>my $password = '<yourpassword>';</nowiki>}} where <yourpassword> is to be replaced by the password of your choice.
If you have not used the shairport-git-sysdcompat package, then you will need to create the systemd service file on your own. The one used by the sysdcompat package is:
Description=Shairport Airtunes emulator
ExecStart=/usr/bin/shairport.pl -d --writepid=/var/run/shairport.pid -a %i
If you are manually creating the file, remember to run {{ic|systemctl daemon-reload}} after writing the file. For starting the service, simply issue the command:
# systemctl start shairport@<nameofserver>.service
where <nameofserver> can be any name of your choice. While it has not been tested, it would be good if the name avoided any special characters. For automatically starting the service at launch, issue the command:
# systemctl enable shairport@<nameofserver>.service
The result should be an AirPort station by the name <nameofserver> which should be able to accept output from any Apple product.

Revision as of 22:22, 23 June 2014

Shairport is a utility for emulating AirPlay functionality on Linux. However, since it has been created by reverse-engineering Apple's key used in its AirPort Express, be advised that the functionality may be removed at Apple's discretion.


You can install Shairport with the shairport-gitAUR package from the AUR.


The configuration file can be found in:


Name your Shairport server, then start the service:

# systemctl start shairport