[mythtv-users] noob mac osx panther frontend install

Peter Loron peterl at standingwave.org
Fri Aug 5 18:32:57 UTC 2005

I believe the front-end just connects across the net to the mysql
installation on the backend. You don't need mysql installed when you're
using the Mac front-end.

I've done a little poking around and have been unable to find either the
prefs or any kind of output log from the front-end. I haven't yet tried
looking at the console or system logs when the front-end is started up
to see if anything useful is in there.

I'm running the CVS binary from here:


I haven't tried the Tiger 18.1 client from goof.com yet.

Anybody know where the output and prefs are stored with these pre-build


Paul McKellar wrote:
> i tried that.  right after setup the thing disappears, no error, no
> warning.  is there a log file somewhere for the frontend?
> i can ping the backend consistantly.
> would i need to install mysql on my mac if i download the prebuild
> binary?  i have it isntalled but the bin isn't in a public place?
> maybe because it can't get to the database it drops?
> i've never run a .app folder from terminal to see error messages, is
> that even possible?
> Paul
> On 8/4/05, Peter Loron <peterl at standingwave.org> wrote:
>>You'll need to have the backend set up with a consistent IP address
>>(either static or permanently assigned via DHCP). Then all you should
>>need to do is go through the setup screens on the Mac client, properly
>>specifying the backend address as needed. I'm running a 18.1 backend and
>>the "CVS" client on my 10.4.2 machine.
>>Alex Van Deusen wrote:
>>>I am a total new user.  My wife has a 12" powerbook 867 mac running
>>>panther. I have a backend setup running knoppmyth/debian.
>>>I downloaded the mac osx panther build with all the addins from the
>>>snyders.  I then ran it on the mac and went through the setup program.
>>>Do I have to do anything else?
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>>>mythtv-users at mythtv.org
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