Subject: Re: oh yay (pkgsrc/audio/cdd vs cddb)
To: Laine Stump <>
From: Sean Doran <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/17/2001 04:49:42 (Laine Stump) was right that it was the
new policies in place at Gracenote.

> Can it be reconfigured to use freedb (

Yes, this was a pretty trivial manual change after "make patch"
in pkgsrc/audio/cdd.  Probably someone should update the package.

(Alternatively, if one fusses around with nsswitch.conf,
one could temporarily work around this for all affected
applications by using /etc/hosts entries which lie about
the addresses of the relevant servers.  But I didn't
suggest that.)

> An alternate method might be to make cdd untruthfully report itself as
> some other, licensed, application.

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