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I have followed this tutorial for installing Red5 line by line however I have just got to compiling the Red5 code I get the following error.

[root@server1 red5]# ant prepare
Buildfile: build.xml does not exist!
Build failed

What it is saying is correct, the dir /usr/local/red5 does not contain build.xml however I don't know if it is trying to get the build.xml from this directory. I am a complete noob to CentOS, I have been searching for about an hour now but cannot find a solution.


I just downloaded the files directly from red5. For anyone else that wants to do this:

wget tar zxvf red5-1.0.1.tar.gz mv /usr/local/red5-server-1.0 /usr/local/red5

After this run in the red5 directory and everything should run correctly.

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If you'd like to build red5, grab the source from github and use Maven. Ant has not been supported for several versions now. For build instructions and further details.

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