I am trying to set up mt-daapd on a NSLU2. I have installed the packet using ipkg install.
I just went through this process myself as a totally non-Linux person. I had some challenges as the setup process for mt-daapd is slightly different from the documentation with the new recommended unslung process to Disk2 for a single USB drive. I tried to document what needs to be changed in this thread: http://forums.fireflymediaserver.org/viewtopic.php?t=4646&start=15
I would recommend trying to change as few things as possible until you get it running. Following the information in the above thread should allow you to get mt-daapd running. Once you have it running, then you can start changing things. Just my 2-cents.