[mythtv] Chicken-and-egg problem with mythbackend and Services API

Robert Kulagowski rkulagow at gmail.com
Tue Apr 22 00:57:32 UTC 2014

On Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 7:36 PM, Nick Morrott <knowledgejunkie at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 22 April 2014 00:51, Robert Kulagowski <rkulagow at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 6:33 PM, Nick Morrott <knowledgejunkie at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> That particular error is thrown when you have no configured video
>>> sources. At least one video source must be attached to a capture card
>>> to proceed.
>> OK; that means that the Services API can't be used to bootstrap; at
>> least a few things have to happen in mythtv-setup first. How was / is
>> the Web-based mythtv setup going to handle it?
> Use the Capture Service of the Services API [1] to add/configure
> capture cards/card inputs.
>   [1] http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Services_API
> Then, use the Channels Service to add/configure video sources/channels.

The chicken/egg issue I'm bringing up is that it seems that
mythbackend was exiting once it realized that there wasn't a video
source attached to a capture card. And since it's exiting, I can't use
the Services API to add the capture card and the card input.

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