[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] mythtv commit: r13550

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 09:16:17 UTC 2007

On 05/06/07, Anduin Withers <awithers at anduin.com> wrote:
> > I'm guessing it's failing for you because you do not have
> > /var/lib/mythtv/ ? xris's new version doesn't check whether this
> /var/log/mythtv

I was thinking Matt's script failure was more likely a missing
$MYTHTV_HOME - the script's default value of /var/lib/mythtv/ is
created only when installing mythtv-suite from atrpms.net I think. I'm
adding a $MYTHTV_HOME test in my patch.

> > and checking whether the MythTV user? is executable...
> Fixed, noticed it as well, haven't actually looked at the init script (I
> don't use it, yet).
> > I'll try to look into whether Fedora does indeed now support the
> > --user option, as opinion has been divided on that for some time. Does
> > F7 finally resolve this issue?
> It was never (and I use never in the common use of never, as in I don't
> remember when) a problem of supporting --user. The problem is that the
> device permissions may be (in fact, are, excluding you taking action to
> correct it) incorrect for anyone other than root at that point. I've enabled
> --user again, if you are trying to run the backend as a user other than root
> you should be able to figure it out (yes I'll regret not adding a comment
> about that in the actual file).

Yes I remember now too, having fixed it myself and forgotten about it.
It's a Fedora udev/perms issue not creating devices with
non-root-accessible groups. I'll add a more explanatory line for us
RH/Fedora users.


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