Funkwhale is a decentralized, federated, and open music streaming / sharing platform. Think of it as "Mastodon for music".
The idea is that you run a "pod" (just like whales, Funkwhale users gather in pods). A pod is a website running the Funkwhale server software. You join the network by registering an account on a pod (sometimes called "server" or "instance"), which will be your home.
You will be then able to interact with other people regardless of which pod they are using.
- Docker swarm cluster with persistent shared storage
- Traefik configured per design
- DNS entry for the hostname you intend to use (or a wildcard), pointed to your keepalived IP
Setup data locations
First we create a directory to hold our funky data:
Prepare Funkywhale environment
Funkwhale is configured using environment variables. Create
/var/data/config/funkwhale/funkwhale.env, by running something like this:
mkdir -p /var/data/config/funkwhale/ cat > /var/data/config/funkwhale/funkwhale.env << EOF # Replace 'funkwhale.example.com' with your actual domain FUNKWHALE_HOSTNAME=funkwhale.example.com # Protocol may also be: http FUNKWHALE_PROTOCOL=https # This limits the upload size NGINX_MAX_BODY_SIZE=100M # Bind to localhost FUNKWHALE_API_IP=127.0.0.1 # Container port you want to expose on the host FUNKWHALE_API_PORT=80 # Generate and store a secure secret key for your instance DJANGO_SECRET_KEY=$(openssl rand -hex 45) # Remove this if you expose the container directly on ports 80/443 NESTED_PROXY=1 # adapt to the pid/gid that own /var/data/funkwhale/ PUID=1000 PGID=1000 EOF # reduce permissions on the .env file since it contains sensitive data chmod 600 /var/data/funkwhale/funkwhale.env
Funkywhale Docker Swarm config
Create a docker swarm config file in docker-compose syntax (v3) (I store all my config files as
/var/data/config/<stack name\>/<stack name\>.yml), something like this:
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version: "3.2" # https://docs.docker.com/compose/compose-file/compose-versioning/#version-3 services: funkwhale: image: funkwhale/all-in-one:1.0.1 env_file: /var/data/config/funkwhale/funkwhale.env volumes: - /var/data/funkwhale/:/data/ - /path/to/your/music/dir:/music:ro deploy: labels: # traefik common - "traefik.enable=true" - "traefik.docker.network=traefik_public" # traefikv1 - "traefik.frontend.rule=Host:funkwhale.example.com" - "traefik.port=80" # traefikv2 - "traefik.http.routers.linx.rule=Host(`funkwhale.example.com`)" - "traefik.http.routers.linx.entrypoints=https" - "traefik.http.services.linx.loadbalancer.server.port=80" networks: - traefik_public networks: traefik_public: external: true
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Launch the Funkwhale stack by running
docker stack deploy funkwhale -c <path -to-docker-compose.yml>, and then watch the container logs using
docker stack logs funkywhale_funkywhale<tab-completion-helps>.
You'll know the container is ready when you see an ascii version of the Funkwhale logo, followed by:
[2021-01-27 22:52:24 +0000]  [INFO] ASGI 'lifespan' protocol appears unsupported. [2021-01-27 22:52:24 +0000]  [INFO] Application startup complete.
The first time we run Funkwhale, we need to setup the superuser account.
If you're running a multi-node swarm, this next step needs to be executed on the node which is currently running Funkwhale. Identify this with
docker stack ps funkwhale
Run something like the following:
docker exec -it funkwhale_funkwhale.1.<tab-completion-helps-here\> \ manage createsuperuser \ --username admin \ --email <your admin email address\>
You'll be prompted to enter the admin password - here's some sample output:
root@swarm:~# docker exec -it funkwhale_funkwhale.1.gnx96tfr0lgmx5u3e8x4tkags \ manage createsuperuser \ --username admin \ --email firstname.lastname@example.org 2021-01-27 22:44:01,953 funkwhale_api.config INFO Running with the following plugins enabled: funkwhale_api.contrib.scrobbler Password: Password (again): Superuser created successfully. root@swarm:~#
Chef's notes 📓
Since the whole purpose of media sharing is to share publically, and Funkwhale includes robust user authentication, this recipe doesn't employ traefik-based authentication using Traefik Forward Auth. ↩
These instructions are an opinionated simplication of the official instructions found at https://docs.funkwhale.audio/installation/docker.html ↩
It should be noted that if you import your existing media, the files will be copied into Funkwhale's data folder. There doesn't seem to be a way to point Funkwhale at an existing collection and have it just play it from the filesystem. To this end, be prepared for double disk space usage if you plan to import your entire music collection! ↩
No consideration is given at this point to backing up the Funkwhale data. Post a comment below if you'd like to see a backup container added! ↩
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