Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 483526
gmpc changes IP address in profiles, then fails to reconnect.
Last modified: 2009-12-18 02:46:34 EST
I run mpd on my laptop, and use gmpc to connect to it.
I have a profile called 'localhost', and set the IP address to ::1 or 127.0.0.1.
However, gmpc seems to _change_ the IP address in its stored profile, picking up the IP address my laptop happens to have on its wired or wireless devices. This works only until the machine moves to another network, and then stops working -- gmpc can no longer connect to the local mpd, because it's picked up some bogus IP address for it rather than just trying to connect to localhost as I told it to.
This can only be fixed by going back into the configuration and correcting the IP address in the profile to be what I'd originally set it to.
I've worked around this for now by 'chattr +i ~/.gmpc/profiles.cfg'.
I am using following profiles.cfg and it stays the same:
The hostname for the "Default" profile always stays "127.0.0.1".
gmpc seems to not touch the "profiles.cfg" file if I do not edit the profiles. I have tested it with gmpc-0.16.1-1.fc10.i386.
Can you see if it changes the 127.0.0.1 on startup or on shutdown of gmpc.
It changes shortly after startup (as long as mpd is actually running). It seems to be when it receives the mDNS notification.
It looks like this:
[Music Player on macbook.infradead.org]
The '127.0.0.1' gets changed to _some_ current IP address of the host; whichever mpd is advertising.
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