[mythtv-users] mythfrontend configuration - where is it stored?

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 14:55:13 EDT 2005

   What you're telling me makes sense, if I were a programmer...

   What disappoints me about this answer is that I want to ship two
new frontend machines to my parents. Up until this little roadblock
all I needed to edit in their config to put the machines on their
network is the info in the .mythtv/mysql.txt file to point to their
backend server and the machines should come up and see the backend.
This will allow them to watch programs and use the machine, but they
won't be able to shut the machines off as they won't have access to
this one command. Since these machines have no keyboards, they cannot
type in the command themselves. Fixing this means getting remote
access to their network through ssh, which I have, so it can be fixed.
(I think....but it may be a bit difficult...)

   I guess it's just but it seems ths command would be better located
in the mysql.txt file. I personally don't see the need for the server
to know anything about this, but I'm probably missing something
obvious that the developers know.

   Overall this use of the main database server for a lot of this
config data (like themes, etc.) is a bit disappointing, but that's
life sometimes.


On 7/20/05, Phill Wiggin <wigginp at mantech-wva.com> wrote:
> Mark,
>     I believe all of the myth-specific information (typed into the myth
> interface) is indeed stored on your backend server only.   If the
> backend were to go down, the frontend would lose connection and could
> not retrieve that configuration.  However, I assume (and this may be
> wrong) that the myth frontend retrieves all of it's important
> configuration data on startup.  As long as this is actually the case, it
> would still know when and how to execute that shutdown statement even if
> the backend dies.  If you were to bring up the frontend without the
> backend online, it couldn't retrieve its configuration information to
> begin with.  (Someone pelase correct me if I've got this situation
> wrong, thanks.)
>     Just for clarification, the configuration of Myth frontends is in
> one of the tables in the mythconverg database (not the mysql database,
> that holds mysql specific stuff) that is accessed through the mysql
> server.
> --Phill W.
> Mark Knecht wrote:
> >Todd,
> >   The database mysql would be on the backend machine, correct?
> >
> >   Are you telling me that when a backend goes down the frontend-only
> >machine loses access to the one command it needs to shut itself off
> >safely? If so that would be quite disappointing.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Mark
> >
> >On 7/20/05, Todd Bailey <toddb at toddbailey.net> wrote:
> >
> >
> >>look in the database mysql.
> >>
> >>
> >>----- Original Message -----
> >>From: "Mark Knecht" <markknecht at gmail.com>
> >>To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> >>Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2005 11:23 AM
> >>Subject: [mythtv-users] mythfrontend configuration - where is it stored?
> >>
> >>
> >>Hi,
> >>   I haven't found documentation on this item. Where is configuration
> >>info for a specific mythfrontend-only box stored? For instance, there
> >>is an option where I can enter a command string to execute when
> >>shutting down. After I enter that string, where is it stored?
> >>
> >>Thanks,
> >>Mark
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