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@uruviel wrote:

I’ve been trying to install the Firefly media server so I can connect with my Macbook(iTunes 7.3.1, Mac OSX 10.4.10) to the music on my Ubuntu server(7.04, Server Edition).

I’ve installed the mt-daapd_0.9-svn-1586_feisty_i386.deb and resolved all dependencies.

The processes are running as far as I know

[email protected]:/$ ps aux | grep "daap"
mt-daapd 3987 0.0 0.4 3484 1072 ? S 18:52 0:00 /usr/sbin/mt-daapd
mt-daapd 3988 0.1 2.9 18476 7228 ? Sl 18:52 0:01 /usr/sbin/mt-daapd


[email protected]:/$ ps aux | grep "avahi"
avahi 3835 0.0 0.5 2808 1408 ? Ss 18:52 0:00 avahi-daemon: running [Aethra.local]
avahi 3836 0.0 0.1 2668 468 ? Ss 18:52 0:00 avahi-daemon: chroot helper
uruviel 4218 0.0 0.3 2880 748 pts/0 R+ 19:07 0:00 grep avahi

Still my iTunes won’t see the share.

Killing all the mt-daapd processes and running the deamon in the foreground returns:

[email protected]:/$ sudo killall mt-daapd
[email protected]:/$ sudo mt-daapd -f
Firefly Version svn-1586: Starting with debuglevel 2
Warning: Could not load plugins
Starting rendezvous daemon
Starting signal handler
Initializing database
Local Hostname Aethra.local already in use; will tryAethra-2.local instead
Starting web server from /usr/share/mt-daapd/admin-root on port 3689
Registering rendezvous names
Serving 4287 songs. Startup complete in 1 seconds

The webadmin page( shows that Bonjour is not running, but I can’t turn it on either. That might be the problem, althoug it should work over just the http port right?

Does anyone have an idea?

The bonjour thing is a known bug. It shows not running, but it is.

As far as it not showing up, this seems to be a recurring feisty issue, but I don’t have a good answer for why. Clearly avahi is already running, and the app is running, but the multicast isn’t working.

What avahi version do you have?