Subject: Re: iPod shuffle?
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Matthias Buelow <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/09/2005 22:21:52
Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

> Hmm -- no foo_pod in pkgsrc, but I'm sure that's a solvable problem, 
> too....

 From what I gathered from Google, "foo_pod" is a plugin for some 
Windows music software called "Foobar2000" (never heard about it).

My iPod Shuffle arrived today and I've done some rudimentary tests on 
Free- and NetBSD.

Both can mount the iPod without any problems, using msdos filesystem 
(netbsd-2-0 stable branch).  I haven't seen the error that Andrew observed.

That said, the iPod uses a couple directories and files that are 
probably meant to be opaque and used only by iTunes:

# ls /ipod/iPod_Control
Music/  iTunes/

with various subdirectories.

I haven't found anything in pkgsrc to access these in the proper way but 
   in the FreeBSD ports there's something called "GtkPod" which I'll now 
evaluate and see if it also works with the Shuffle.  If it works, it's 
most likely not much of an effort to (have someone) port it to pkgsrc.


P.S.: the Shuffle is a really cute device ;)