OScam installation on Raspberry Pi (Raspbian Stretch, Debian or Ubuntu)

This is updated version how to install OScam on Raspberry Pi (Raspbian Stretch, Debian or Ubuntu).

(Here is older tutorial: OScam installation on (L)Ubuntu 16.04)

OScam building and installation:

$ sudo -i
# cd /root
# 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
# make install
- upload your OScam configs to /usr/local/etc
# oscam
Service startup script:
# 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
# service oscam start
  • OScam binary file is saved into /usr/local/bin/oscam
  • Now you can access your OScam on http://IPAddress:8888 and continue with configuration.


To update OScam to latest version:

sudo -i
cd /root
cd oscam-svn
svn update
cd build
make install

Revert back to specific/previous version – for example 11272

sudo -i
cd /root
cd oscam-svn
svn update -r 11272
cd build
make install
If you want connect your satellite receiver to the newly installed OScam server – click here for tutorial.

2 thoughts on “OScam installation on Raspberry Pi (Raspbian Stretch, Debian or Ubuntu)

  1. there are someting wrong line12 & line 13 in the service startup script

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