OScam installation on (L)Ubuntu 16.04

Express guide how to install OScam on (L)Ubuntu linux OS. Guide can be used also for RaspBerry Pi 3 board.

Attention: Here is updated tutorial 2019: OScam installation on Raspberry Pi (Raspbian Stretch, Debian or Ubuntu)

OScam building and installation:

$ sudo -i
# aptitude update
# aptitude upgrade
# aptitude install subversion cmake build-essential libssl-dev libpcsclite1 libpcsclite-dev dialog libusb-1.0-0-dev
# svn checkout http://www.streamboard.tv/svn/oscam/trunk oscam-svn
# cd oscam-svn
# mkdir build
# cd build
# cmake ..
# make
# exit
$ sudo make install
$ sudo chown myuser:myuser /usr/local/etc/ -R
- upload your OScam configs to /usr/local/etc
$ sudo oscam
Service startup script:
$ sudo -i
# vi /etc/init.d/oscam
#! /bin/sh
# Provides:          Oscam
# Required-Start:    $remote_fs $syslog
# Required-Stop:     $remote_fs $syslog
# Default-Start:     2 3 4 5
# Default-Stop:      0 1 6
# Short-Description: Oscam init script
# Description:       Launch oscam at startup
DEAMON_OPTS="-b -r 2"
test -x ${DAEMON} || exit 0
. /lib/lsb/init-functions
case "$1" in
	log_daemon_msg "Starting OScam"
	start-stop-daemon --start --quiet --background --pidfile ${PIDFILE} --make-pidfile --exec ${DAEMON} -- ${DAEMON_OPTS}
	log_end_msg $?
	log_daemon_msg "Stopping OScam"
	start-stop-daemon --stop --exec ${DAEMON}
	log_end_msg $?
    $0 stop
    $0 start
    echo "Usage: /etc/init.d/oscam {start|stop|restart|force-reload}"
    exit 1
exit 0
# chmod 775 /etc/init.d/oscam
# update-rc.d oscam defaults


If you want to skip building of OScam you can download binary file “oscam” for RBPi3 ARM CPU here and put it into folder /usr/local/binOScam SVN version 11272 (7.7.2016)


Now you can access your OScam on http://IPAddress:8888 and continue with configuration.


If you want connect your satellite receiver to the newly installed OScam server – click here for tutorial.

15 thoughts on “OScam installation on (L)Ubuntu 16.04

  1. i have a question. at the point “exit … sudo make install”, I always get “make: *** No rule to make target ‘install’. Stop.” and i have really absolutely no idea what is going on there… can you help me?
    I Try it on a Cubietruck with a Debian Xenial Rom.

  2. I tested it with 11272 but the problem is that i cant get oscam to the backgroud after i start the script with “oscam start”.
    im on Ubuntu 16.04.1

    Any ideas ?

    • I don’t understand your question. Are you trying to run OScam as a service on background or you want to see it on foreground? You just need to follow my tutorial and after update-rc.d run command “service oscam start” or “service oscam stop” and then look into logs or open web interface localhost:8888.

  3. Hello’I think that the powerfull cccam servers are those from satelit.cards,and they also provide free cccam test.But tis is just my opinion.

  4. nice job
    please explain how update after release new version oscam

    • Hi, just checkout/pull again latest source code from svn, make/compile and replace older oscam (path: /etc/init.d/oscam) with new one.

      so in short to update:
      cd oscam-svn
      svn update
      cd build
      make install

      or to revert back to 11272 version
      cd ~/oscam-svn
      svn update -r 11272
      cd build
      make install

  5. hello
    could you give the best solution for my problem:

    exit … sudo make install”, I always get “make: *** No rule to make target ‘install’. Stop

    what should i do for the problem above

    • Was the “make” command successfully proceeded?
      Seems like you’re in wrong folder…

      • “make” successfull proceeded
        in folder /root/oscam-svn/build
        please ask your email

  6. root@ubuntu:~# cd oscam-svn
    root@ubuntu:~/oscam-svn# cd build
    root@ubuntu:~/oscam-svn/build# make install

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