How to install Roon server on Daphile PC-HiFi? Need help

Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)

Daphile 19.02-b281823-x86_64

Roon install script from http://download.roonlabs.com/builds/roonserver-installer-linuxx64.sh

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Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)

The network is normal.

Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)

nothing to do with audio devices. Daphile runs well.

Description Of Issue

When I tried to install Roon server on my Daphile PCHIFI through SSH connection, it comes up with below error.

daphile Internal Drives # cd Music/
daphile Music # ls
‘Link to web page.html’ roonserver-installer-linuxx64.sh
daphile Music # bash roonserver-installer-linuxx64.sh


Welcome to the RoonServer installer

This installer sets up RoonServer to run on linux with the following settings:

  • RoonServer will be installed in /opt/RoonServer
  • RoonServer’s data will be stored in /var/roon/RoonServer
  • RoonServer will be configured to run as a system service
  • RoonServer will run as root

These settings are suitable for turning a dedicated or semi-dedicated device
into an appliance that runs RoonServer

If you want customize how RoonServer is installed, see:


Do you want to install RoonServer on this machine? [Y/n] y

Downloading RoonServer_linuxx64.tar.bz2 to /tmp/tmp.ngiG3tE1qz/RoonServer_linuxx64.tar.bz2

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Unpacking RoonServer_linuxx64.tar.bz2…Done

Checking to see if RoonServer can run on this machine

Checking for Binary Compatibility                            [   OK   ]
Checking for ALSA Libraries                                  [   OK   ]
Checking for ffmpeg or avconv                                [   OK   ]
Checking for the mount.cifs command                          [   OK   ]
Testing ulimit -n 8192                                       [   OK   ]

STATUS: SUCCESS

Copying Files…Done

roonserver-installer-linuxx64.sh: line 269: /etc/init.d/roonserver: No such file or directory
wrote out file
Couldn’t find a way to enable the init script


The RoonServer installer did not complete successfully.

If you are not sure how to proceed, please check out:

Daphile is a stripped down and customised Linux build, don’t think you’re going to have too much joy getting Roon running alongside it unless you take the time to understand its innards and adapt the Roon install script accordingly.

hi evand, I am able to install and run roon server x64 on daphine, however I have to start roon server script through ssh command after every reboot of the PC.

I use Vortexbox which is a similar audio linux build to Daphile.
I have successfully installed Roon on these using the following procedure. It may be worth trying on Daphile ? Or you could try Vortexbox instead of Daphile to see if that suits you.

Roon Server on Vortexbox.
The only dependency missing to install Roon is cifs-util so you need to run this before installing Roon:

dnf -y install cifs-utils
Then as per http://kb.roonlabs.com/LinuxInstall
curl -O http://download.roonlabs.com/builds/roonserver-installer-linuxx64.sh
chmod +x roonserver-installer-linuxx64.sh
sudo ./roonserver-installer-linuxx64.sh

Yes I had it running on Vortexbox os, very to setup.