Shairport: Debian as Airtunes Server

Shairport: Debian as Airtunes Server

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Recently some friends and me were talking about streaming music from iTunes to my dockstar with an usb sound device connected.
I knew there is a solution, so I started some research an found shairport at The project looks quite interesting and I tried to set everything up that I am able to play my music remotely.

First there are some dependencies you need to install:

Now all you need to do is download the sources, make and install them:
Get the sources at

Untar them and navigate into the extracted directory. Now start make:

If this is done, test it:

You should be able to select the shairport server in iTunes. If you now play music it should stream to your dockstar.

If you want to install shairport as a service type: