[mythtv] Is /etc/init.d/mythbackend no longer installed?

Jongi jongitech at gmail.com
Thu Sep 24 23:12:30 UTC 2009

On Fri, 25 Sep 2009 00:42:11 +0200, Jongi <jongitech at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 25 Sep 2009 00:26:17 +0200, Robert McNamara  
> <robert.mcnamara at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 3:23 PM, Jongi <jongitech at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> So I updated to r22022 tonight using svn update (Debian Testing).
>>> I first did a make && make install in mythtv directory. Everything  
>>> compiled
>>> and installed without a hassle. I then did a reboot. When the frontend
>>> loaded, it told me no backend was running. So I tried to run
>>> /etc/init.d/mythbackend restart. No such file error.
>>> So I then did a make distclean and redid the install. Still no
>>> /etc/init.d/mythbackend. I have done a google search and a list search  
>>> (Dev,
>>> Commits and Users) and I didn't see anything that suggests that this  
>>> is no
>>> longer available.
>>> I could add /usr/bin/mythbackend -d to my /etc/rc.local file. But I  
>>> would
>>> like to find out whether the init script has been removed as a policy  
>>> to
>>> avoid further complications down the line when 0.22 comes in deb  
>>> format?
>> Myth does not and has never installed an init script for you.
>> Packagers add them.
>> Robert
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> I think I see what has happened. I removed the deb packages about a  
> month ago. A couple of days ago I ran aptitude purge ~c which removes  
> config files as well. going back to the aptitude logs shows that myth  
> related removals happened (backend being one of them). So I suspect that  
> all along the init script has been hanging around until I purged the  
> config files as well.

it seems that adding "/usr/bin/mythbackend -d &&" to /etc/rc.local is not  
starting the backend at boot. I am guessing it doesn't need to be started  
 from X?

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