[mythtv] Initial install...

Matt Zimmerman mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Sun, 22 Dec 2002 16:13:03 -0500

On Sun, Dec 22, 2002 at 12:59:40PM -0800, Kent Loobey wrote:

> After a couple of false starts I finally got to the following messages:

What false starts?  Did you forget to follow the instructions in the
Prerequisites section?

> Setting up mythtv (0.7-12) ...
> DBI->connect(host=localhost;database=) failed: Access denied for user: 
> 'root@localhost' (Using password: YES) at -e line 5
> Can't call method "do" on an undefined value at -e line 6, <> line 1.
> dpkg: error processing mythtv (--configure):
>  subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 255
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  mythtv
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> spud:/home/kent#
> Can any one give me a clue as to what I should do next?
> I am running Debian 3.0 (2.4.18-bf2.4).
> Thanks for any help you might give.

This means that it was unable to connect to MySQL using the default
username (root) and password (empty) to create the database.  By default, it
does not prompt for this information because most users use the defaults.

apt-get --purge remove mythtv
DEBCONF_PRIORITY=low apt-get install mythtv

so that it asks all of the questions.

In the next version, I suppose i will have it always ask for the password.

 - mdz