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    mt-daapd itunes server


    I have installed (via the fantastic ipkg package system Thanks also for the great howtos available!! ) mt-daapd to set up an Itunes server. My ultimate goal is to make this server via ssh tunnel available to my friends.

    I have set all the necessary parameters (port, mp3 location, etc) but mt-daapd just doesn't seem to work. Also I have no error messages which show up.... and its not running when I look at the running processes?!

    Somebody is running mt-daapd successfully?


    ps: I just thought maybe this should be in the Q&A Forum, if so you can move it there
    Last edited by rdk; 29-04-2005 at 16:36. Reason: maybe better in Q&A??

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    I've managed to to install and use it, I did one change in the /etc/init.d/S60mt-daapd

    /opt/sbin/mt-daapd -y -c /opt/etc/mt-daapd/mt-daapd.conf &

    Cant remember exactly how this line is original, notice the -y -c and & in the end.

    This works for me. just be patience if u have alot of mp3, it takes time to scan the library.

    hope this helps


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    Thanks a lot for these infos!!

    I will try when I have some time


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    I still cannot get it to work

    I have tried specifying the config file -c option and also the -y option for running it as non-root user....

    Its just starting with no error messages and when I look at running processes its not showing up at all....

    Have you changed something else in the config file?

    I just have specified the mp3 directory....


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    Finally its runnig :-) I just had to great a guest account (adduser guest) because thats what it wants to run :-)) This is just great open itunes on any PC on the lan and see the music!!
    Now I just would like to be able to use howl or mdnsresponder to broadcast this server? Anyone has an idea?


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    I must be stupid !

    I have a problem in starting mt-daapd.
    The log file says :

    Starting rendezvous daemon
    Error in drop_privs: Success
    Starting signal handler
    Signal handler stardted

    When I ps -ax no mt-daapd service is running

    I tried to runas admin in the mt-daapd.conf file since admin is obviously a declared user. No way

    I've read carefully the thread and I can't "adduser" !
    Here is the box reply...
    -sh: adduser: not found

    Did I miss something ?

    Thanks for the help guys !

  7. #7

    Am I stupid ? (2)

    I must add that when I try to connect to with my internet browser (Firefox) the connexion is refused.

    Sounds far from a solution ...

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    No, I wasn't (stupid) !

    Here is the solution:
    in the start script /opt/etc/init.d/S60mt-daapd I have replaced the line:
    /opt/sbin/mt-daapd -c /opt/etc/mt-daapd/mt-daapd.conf
    /opt/sbin/mt-daapd -f -d 5 -c /opt/etc/mt-daapd/mt-daapd.conf

    Don't ask me why it works like that, I don't know, and I'm happy like that.
    I just wanted to share this since other guys will probably have to face the same problem.

    P.S: I still don't know how to create a new user in the box, so I used runas admin in the mt-daapd.conf

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