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I've just installed package avahi-app-0.6.31_5 on a fairly-clean FreeBSD 10.3, but the service isn't starting on its own. I've consulted the documentation and discovered that there isn't any.

Can anyone fill me in on what I've overlooked?

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In FreeBSD, you have to explicitly allow services outside the core system to start. In your /etc/rc.conf add the following line:

avahi_daemon_enable="YES"

(You might also need avahi_dnsconfd_enable="YES".)

  • That would be exactly what I overlooked. I think I've been away from BSD too long. – Darwin von Corax May 1 '16 at 8:56

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