[mythtv] mythfilldatabase environment requirements

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Wed Oct 3 23:12:16 UTC 2007

On 03/10/2007, Robin Gilks <g8ecj at gilks.org> wrote:
> I'm not sure what get inherited from the root user that runs the startup
> scripts (especially at the point at which mythbackend gets started), so it
> could be that /etc/profile doesn't get loaded in which case a whole lump
> of environment may be missing.

Could it be that $HOME is not defined at startup for the user you are
running mythbackend as? This is a well known issue on Fedora - we
updated the Fedora init script some months ago to handle this
correctly. Perhaps a simple debugging test would be to output the
environment (especially $HOME) before the init script runs

A good way to tell if you have a missing $HOME is if have /.mythtv/
and /.qt directories off / instead of a user directory.

Nick Morrott

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