I start out with a setup that had been working on my previous system
(Debian 8; IIRC it was not available for Debian 8, either, and I
somehow brought over xmms from an earlier system to Debian 8; to make
this faster the next time, I am documenting it here), and I have the
previous system's files available under
this with whatever your old system is).
I have been using the OSS output plugin for xmms (it would probably be better to use the ALSA output driver, but that's for the next time), so I have to make sure that OSS emulation is there. This can be done by saying
modprobe snd-pcm-ossand maybe put this into
/etc/rc.local(and you need to convince systemd to actually run rc.local, which recent Linux distributions tend not to include). But I actually took the same approach as I have apparently used on Debian 8: I put the following into
softdep snd-pcm post: snd-pcm-oss softdep snd-mixer post: snd-mixer-oss softdep snd-seq post: snd-seq-midi snd-seq-oss
Next, I put the various plugins of xmms in a place where it finds them:
ln -s /debian8/usr/lib/xmms /usr/lib/xmmsI also needed to tell xmms to use the OSS output plugin, by putting the following in
output_plugin=/debian8/usr/lib/xmms/Output/libOSS.soAfter the previous step, it probably also works without the
/debian8part, but I found these steps roughly in reverse order.
Finally, I can start xmms with
LANG=C LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/debian8/usr/lib /debian8/usr/bin/xmms &The
LANG=Cis there because I have Latin-1 encoding in file names and playlists, and the result looks better with that. xmms definitely works with UTF-8, but I have not tested if it works well. The LD_LIBRARY_PATH is for various libraries outside /usr/lib/xmms.