Compiled Xmms2 on FreeBSD 8 from ports but no output plugin?

Kaya Saman SamanKaya at
Sun Jan 3 18:32:41 UTC 2010

Hi guys,

I am trying to get xmms2 working on my server as I want to tie it into 
Icecast2 in order to stream music to my network.

I'm having major problems with getting xmms2 to work though!

This is output from /var/log/messages:

Jan  3 20:16:55 test kernel: pid 1218 (xmms2-mdns-avahi), uid 500: 
exited on signal 6 (core dumped)

If I try to start it I get issues with the output plugin as it doesn't 
seem to like wave:

$ xmms2d
 INFO: ../src/xmms/log.c:49: Initialized logging system :)
20:24:47  INFO: ../src/xmms/ipc.c:795: IPC listening on 
20:24:47  INFO: ../src/xmms/main.c:517: Using output plugin: wave
20:24:47 ERROR: ../src/xmms/main.c:521: Baaaaad output plugin, try to 
change theoutput.plugin config variable to something usefull
20:24:47 ERROR: ../src/xmms/output.c:981: initalized output without a 
plugin, please fix!
Starting XMMS2 phone home agent...
Starting XMMS2 mDNS Agent...
Failed to create Avahi client: Daemon not running
Assertion failed: (client), function avahi_client_free, file client.c, 
line 613.

I am sure that xmms2 will start without the Avahi client though as I 
have no plans to install that since I am using static IP addressing 
which means I won't need Avahi......
(would it be better to recompile or can I leave like this??)

Anyway if anyone can help me with resolving these errors I would be so 

In addition I need to create a startup script for xmms2-launcher so that 
I can run the app as a daemon in the background only I am not very 
familiar with BSD or startup scripts in general so if anyone can help 
that would be cool too!

Incase it helps: $ uname -a
FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE #0: 
Sat Nov 21 15:48:17 UTC 2009     
root at  i386

Many thanks and best regards to all!! :-)

P.s. many of you saw my initial email which I posted pre building this 
server. I actually have come to really quite like BSD as it doesn't take 
any power from the system at all or even use much HD space either. I 
mean ports needs about 1GB but I seem to do get round things clogging 
with make install clean. BTW thanks to all who helped out on that!


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