[mythtv-users] Mythfrontend and frontend only

Egeekial egeekial at comcast.net
Mon Jul 4 03:48:45 EDT 2005

As far as I know, there is no getting around needing MySQL, because it 
stores all the settings.

Ow Mun Heng wrote:

>I asked this question in March 2005, and I finally decided to do
>something about getting mythtv up.
>Anyway, I want a replacement/alternative to freevo and thus I looking at
>mythtv. The thing is, I don't want any recording capability(yet) and
>would only want to use it as a frontend.
>I use Gentoo and I compiled mythtv-0.18 with the "frontendonly" flag and
>when it's done, each time I try to execute mythtv-setup or mythfrontend,
>I get thrown into a setup screen to put my mysql db particulars. 
>Do I really need it? I don't have mysql started cos I don't plan on
>using it at all. Is it possible to run a frontend only that plays my
>list of DVDs/Avi/rmvb etc without mysql?
>It's a front-end, I don't want to have mysql if it's not needed.
>Possible? (Or does myth use mysql to store all the shows and what not?)
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