[mythtv-users] mythbackend doesn't start

Stroller linux.luser at myrealbox.com
Mon Dec 25 22:38:12 UTC 2006

On 25 Dec 2006, at 20:43, Zlatko Zlatko wrote:
> ...
> I am a newbie to mythtv. I have installed mythtv on the PC with  
> SuSE 10.2
> and fvwm.
> Compiling OK, database install OK (all channels are in the database  
> after
> mythtv-setup).
> But when I start
> /etc/init.d/mythbackend start
> I get the error message:
> /etc/init.d/mythbackend: line 41: /etc/init.d/functions: No such  
> file or
> directory
> Starting mythbackend: /etc/init.d/mythbackend: line 61: daemon:  
> command not
> found

This looks to me like line 61 of /etc/init.d/mythbackend is calling / 
etc/init.d/function, which is failing at line 41 because it can't  
find a command or function called "daemon".

Can you post the output of `for foo in /etc/init.d/mythbackend /etc/ 
init.d/function ; do grep -C 1 -e functions -e daemon $foo ; done`,  

My distro has a package called "daemontools" - is it possible you can  
install this on your system?

> I didn't find any usefull answers in google. I have successfuly  
> used mythtv
> for a short time few monts ago with SuSE 10.1. That is the reason I  
> use SuSE
> now. All other tries (FC6, Centos 4.4, kubuntu 6.10) were without  
> success.

Where did you get `/etc/init.d/mythbackend` from? Was it packaged  
with the MythTV source you downloaded? Did `/etc/init.d/functions`  
not come with it? is it possible that your t`/etc/init.d/mythbackend`  
is left over from a previous installation?


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