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Welcome to, and thankyou for downloading, FUPPES (Free UPnP Entertainment Service)!

FUPPES is a free, multiplatform UPnP A/V Media Server. FUPPES supports a wide 
range of UPnP MediaRenderers as well as on-the-fly transcoding of various audio, 
video and image formats. FUPPES also includes basic DLNA support.

For more developer or user information visit the wiki:

Basic Installation

CMake Build

You can use cmake to build fuppes. You can do that by::

    make -C localbuild
    make -C localbuild install

GNU Automake

FUPPES uses standard GNU automake and as such all it requires to install is a::

    autoreconf -vfi   # step 1
    ./configure       # step 2
    make              # step 3
    make install      # step 4

It should be noted that before step 2 you may like to try './configure --help' to see
what your options are and then run './configure' with the options that you want.
And on Debian based systems you will likely need to prefix the 'sudo' command 
to the 'make install' so that it will run with the right privileges.

Security Notice

The only times that fuppes will require 'root' priveliges are:

 1. When you are dealing with the init.d script to start and stop fuppes.
 1. When you are installing a packaged version of fuppes. Fuppes itself should not run as
    root, just the package installer.
 1. When you run the 'make install' command.

For security reasons fuppes should never EVER be run as the root user. If you notice the
pattern above, you may need to be the root user to start and stop fuppes but you should
never run the actual fuppes executable as the root user.

*NOTE:* This file must be called README and not README.rst because automake tools expect
there to be a file present called README and I do not want to maintain two separate readme
files. In the future, if for some reason we ever drop autotools, then we can change this
file to use whatever format we please.