musicpd frustrations

Mark Busby redtick at
Fri Mar 2 18:01:13 UTC 2007

Sam Jones <samjones1986 at> wrote:  Hi all,

I'm trying to get musicpd to start on bootup. I'm doing my best to
follow the documentation on the website, but there are slight
contradictions as far as where to put config files. Right now I have
the line


in /etc/rc.conf, the file /usr/local/etc/rc.d/musicpd, and the file
/usr/local/etc/mpd.conf, which looks like this:

port "6600"
music_directory "~/music"
playlist_directory "~/playlists"
log_file "~/.mpdlog"
error_file "~/.mpderror"
db_file "~/.mpddb"
filesystem_charset "ISO-8859-1"
user "sdjones"

I can start musicpd by typing

/usr/local/etc/rc.d/musicpd start

but it won't start at bootup.

  Did you try "cp /usr/local/etc/rc.d/musicpd  /usr/local/etc/rc.d/"

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