[Slackbuilds-users] ncmpcpp requires mpd

Doogster thedoogster at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 01:31:49 UTC 2017

The reason is that ncmpcpp (and other mpd clients) can connect to an
mpd instance on a different computer. They don't need mpd installed on
the same box in order to work.

On Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 5:23 PM, Daniel Prosser <dpross1100 at msn.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> ncmpcpp lists only libmpdclient as a requirement, but not mpd. However,
> from what I can tell, mpd is required at runtime. If mpd is not running,
> when I start ncmpcpp I get the following error:
> ncmpcpp: Connection refused
> I did a search in the SBo repository and I found that the following
> MPD clients list libmpdclient as a requirement, but not mpd itself:
> ario
> mpc
> ncmpc
> ncmpcpp
> vimpc
> But there is one that lists both libmpdclient and mpd:
> mpdscribble
> Given that so many do not list mpd as a requirement, I'm inclined to
> think I'm missing something, and mpd must not actually be required for
> ncmpcpp. If so, I'd like to know what it is that I'm missing. If not,
> then I think mpd should be added as a requirement for ncmpcpp, and
> possibly the others listed above as well (though ncmpcpp is the only
> one I've used, so I don't know for sure).
> Dan
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