Apple does it again

by Volker Weber

iPod nano, Motorola ROKR iTunes phone, iTunes 5. This all looks nice. If Apple would not show its ugly sheepish face again.

iTunes 5 once again breaks daapd iTunes. What is daapd? daapd is a lightweight server that runs on a remote box and streams music using Apple's proprietary protocol DAAPD. I have an instance of mt-daapd running on my Linksys NSLU2 silent NAS device. With iTunes 5 it no longer shows up.

Update: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. Apple's and mine. Here is how I fixed the problem:

1. Update mt-daapd to the latest nightly.
2. Delete ~/Library/Preferences/

Step 2 is very important. Otherwise the shared library won't show up. Upon further inspection I discovered this: When you go into the settings, General page and disable the Radio, the shared library will also disappear.


With Radio enabled the daapd server shows up again. iTMS and Podcasts are disabled via "Parental Control".


Not to mention that Apple keeps changing its interface for iApps like iTunes. And this time, it's too square. I hate it.

Eric Garneau, 2005-09-07

I actually liked the new interface. But I already reverted back to 4.9.

Volker Weber, 2005-09-07

Works fine for me using iTunes 5 and mt-daapd-20050813-cvs.

Stefan Rubner, 2005-09-07

Why not just switch to a different product, then?

Thom Rosario, 2005-09-07

Time to update the mt-daapd server:

# cp /share/hdd/data/mt-daapd_cvs-20050713-1_armeb.ipk ./mt-vowe.ipk
# ipkg update
Updated list of available packages in /usr/lib/ipkg/lists/unslung-cross
Updated list of available packages in /usr/lib/ipkg/lists/unslung-native
# ipkg install mt-vowe.ipk
Upgrading mt-daapd on root from to cvs-20050713-1...
ERROR: Cannot satisfy the following dependencies for mt-daapd:
Nothing to be done
An error ocurred, return value: 1.
# cp /share/hdd/data/libao_0.8.6-1_armeb.ipk ./libao.ipk
# ipkg install libao.ipk
Installing libao (0.8.6-1) to root...
Configuring libao
# ipkg install mt-vowe.ipk
Upgrading mt-daapd on root from to cvs-20050713-1...
Installing libogg (1.0-1) to root...
Installing libvorbis (1.0-1) to root...
Installing ivorbis-tools (1.0-1) to root...
Installing libcurl (7.12.2-2) to root...
Installing libvorbisidec (cvs-20050221-1) to root...
Installing flac (1.1.2-3) to root...
Installing sqlite2 (2.8.16-1) to root...
Installing readline (5.0-2) to root...
Installing bash (2.05b-5) to root...
Installing ncurses (5.4-4) to root...
Configuration file '/opt/etc/mt-daapd/mt-daapd.playlist'
==> File on system created by you or by a script.
==> File also in package provided by package maintainer.
What would you like to do about it ? Your options are:
Y or I : install the package maintainer's version
N or O : keep your currently-installed version
D : show the differences between the versions (if diff is installed)
The default action is to keep your current version.
*** mt-daapd.playlist (Y/I/N/O/D) [default=N] ?N
Configuring bash
Configuring flac
Configuring ivorbis-tools
Configuring libcurl
Configuring libogg
Configuring libvorbis
Configuring libvorbisidec
Configuring mt-daapd

To complete this installation, make any necessary changes
to the config file in /opt/etc/mt-daapd/mt-daapd.conf, and
start the daemon by running /opt/etc/init.d/S60mt-daapd

Configuring ncurses
Configuring readline
Configuring sqlite2

Volker Weber, 2005-09-08

I also am not sure I would say the ROKR "looks nice"... pretty boring if you ask me. If it had Bluetooth 2, maybe... If it looked anything like a RAZR, or heck, half the Nokias. Or the Sony Ericsson (W800, perhaps)...


Definitely want a nano, though. (Of course, I want an 8 GB one...)

Kevan Emmott, 2005-09-08

> When you go into the settings, General page and disable the Radio, the shared library will also disappear.

Confirmed here. Seems to be a real bug.

Stefan Rubner, 2005-09-08

I had an issue upgrading to iTunes 5 on my Windows machine. Found out, using the Discussion Forums at it was basically because I am not running Office 2003. Had to replace my MAPI32.DLL with one from the Office 2003 CD. Now, it works. The error was "Ordinal 21 not found in MAPI32.dll."

Gregg Eldred, 2005-09-08

I experienced the same issue as Greg -- found the program
Ran it and now iTunes runs successfully in XP Home.
I discovered the reference here:

Winthrop Hayes, 2005-09-09

Gentoo: works.
You have to create your own mt-daapd.0.2.2.ebuild, just rename the mt-daapd ebuild present in the ebuilds tree, and it will work.

Patrick Naubert, 2005-09-10

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