[mythtv-users] Problem with mythconverg database

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Dec 30 22:07:35 UTC 2006

On 12/21/2006 02:01 PM, Robin Hill wrote:
> On Thu Dec 21, 2006 at 05:29:48PM +0000, j.robert.buchanan at comcast.net wrote:
>> When mythbackend is started during the boot process, the backend
>> doesn't seem to open the mythconverg database.
>> However, if I start mythbackend by hand (not as a daemon) everything
>> seems fine.
> No, that definitely looks like a password problem.  The likely reason
> for this is that the mythbackend process is looking at a different
> mysql.txt file when run as a daemon than when run manually.  Is it being
> run under the same user account in both cases?  If not, then you'll need
> to copy the ~/.mythtv/mysql.txt across (or symlink it).

And make sure the script that's starting mythbackend sets an appropriate 
value for HOME.  I.e. add

export HOME=/home/mythtv

to the script before it starts mythbackend.  See 
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/230925#230925 and the 
rest of the thread.


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