[mythtv] Initial install...

Kent Loobey mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Sun, 22 Dec 2002 19:27:05 -0800

On Sunday 22 December 2002 05:10 pm, you wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 22, 2002 at 04:27:32PM -0800, Kent Loobey wrote:
> > On Sunday 22 December 2002 01:13 pm, you wrote:
> > > 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?
> >
> > I read the Prerequisites section many times and then *very* carefully did
> > each step.  However, Linux folk always brag about, unlike Windows, the
> > fact that they don't need to reboot during installs.  So I didn't.  So
> > when I got to the step of installing mythtv it didn't find that MySQL was
> > running.
> The MySQL server is started immediately after installation.  If this did
> not happen, then something is wrong somewhere.  There is no need to reboot
> at any point in this process.
> > I suppose most users know what they are doing.  In this case I have never
> > used MySQL before and have never used the DEBCONF_PRIORITY feature of
> > apt_get.
> Apparetly, you had enough experience with MySQL to change the root
> password, which is why the defaults didn't work for mythtv. :-)
> When you first installed your system, it asked you for a minimum priority
> for installation questions, and apparently you answered something higher
> than 'medium' which is the priority of the mysql password question, so it
> was skipped and the default used.
> In the next release, it will always ask for the MySQL password, but display
> a big note saying that unless it has been changed, it is empty.  Hopefully
> this will be easier for everyone.
> But, if you want more control over this sort of thing, you should lower
> your default priority with 'dpkg-reconfigure debconf'.

A statement before the question to set the question priority recommends that 
new users should select "critical", so that is what I guess I did, being a 
new person as it were...