[avahi] Newbie Question

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Sun Sep 26 05:27:50 PDT 2010

On Thu, 23.09.10 13:19, Gautham (Gautham at mindtree.com) wrote:

> I'm new to Avahi & just going through the readme & the source to
> understand what's going on. I'm planning to put avahi on one our
> devices running montavista Linux 2.6.18. I need only service
> registration (service publishing) so that my windows client can
> discover my device.
> Can I take only the avahi-daemon & avahi-common & x-compile to make it
> work?

As in almost every other free software project use switches of the
configure script to configure which options you want and which ones you

Note that the local browsing and registration client interface is
exposed via D-Bus. That means if you want to write a program that
publishes services via Avahi you need at least D-Bus enabled. 

However, if all you need is defining one static service you can rely on
/etc/avahi/services and place a static service definition files there in
which case you don't need D-Bus.


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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