[mythtv] Two Bugs in Mythtv v0.11 & Two Usability Requests
rhooper at toybox.ca
Tue Aug 26 23:51:45 EDT 2003
>I get something similar... if I go into the 'Watch Recordings' screen and
>mythbackend isn't running, the frontend exits/crashes. No real biggie for
>me, since my frontend will auto restart. However, it would look cleaner if
>this put up an error screen instead.
While we're talking about what could be done here, i'll make more
Such an error page could be the result of exec()ing a replacement to
mythfrontend that sits and looks for a backend server. This wrapper
could also have an optional "restart backend" button that could call a
setuid program to attempt to restart the backend, if the backend is
local. If the backend is not local, it could say something polite about
bugging the "system administrator"/geek who set it all up. The
message(s) could probably be stored in config files. Once the wrapper
find the backend, it could re-exec a frontend...
Similarly, for serious (frontend) SQL errors, the same could be done...
Again, i'm happy to put this on a list of things Roy spoke about that he
might get around to sometime...
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