ices does not correctly handle empty strings in config
original post: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=255417
it seems libxml's xmlNodeListGetString() does return NULL in case of empty strings. ices2 itself seems to handle this situation correctly. When passed to libshout it will throw an error message. I consider this correct.
It should be consider updating SET_STRING() in src/cfgparse.c to fix this problem.