Chapter 2. Installation

Table of Contents

Installing on Debian/Ubuntu
Compiling from source
Compiling for Windows
systemd socket activation
systemd user unit

We recommend that you use the software installation routines of your distribution to install MPD. Most operating systems have a MPD package, which is very easy to install.

Installing on Debian/Ubuntu

Install the package MPD via APT:

apt-get install mpd

When installed this way, MPD by default looks for music in /var/lib/mpd/music/; this may not be correct. Look at your /etc/mpd.conf file...