[mythtv-users] mythtv-users Digest, Vol 38, Issue 4

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Wed May 3 23:26:14 UTC 2006

Building fom SVn does not automatically put a start-up script into 
/etc/init.d. I don't know if the .19 RPMs do that. If you do not have 
and cannot find the script, then download the mythtv SVN package.

In the mythtv/contrib folder, you will find a number of contributed 
scripts, one of which is called:


There is also a etc.sysconfig.mythbackend.

These should be copied to the correct place and 'turned on' with chkconfig.


Douglas Wagner wrote:
> Typically a mythbackend script would have been put in your /etc/init.d 
> directory I would think when you did a make install.  Does one appear 
> (something maybe with a .sh or something) in the /usr/local hierarchy 
> that you might have to copy in?  Maybe check the documentation and 
> contrib directories for a startup script?
> The good thing is, if you have an old system with a bootable 
> myth-backend it's easy to re-create that.
> The easiest might be simply to copy the old file from the old system to 
> /etc/init.d, modify it to point to the directory structure (sounds like 
> /usr/local in your case) where you've installed Myth, and run it, the 
> options hopefully havn't changed much between 0.18 and 0.19 (I have NO 
> experience with .18).  Just make sure you use `chkconfig --level 345 
> mythbackend on` to get it starting at boot.
> --Douglas Wagner
> On 5/1/06, * Alan Secker* <alan at asandco.co.uk 
> <mailto:alan at asandco.co.uk>> wrote:
>     Hi JJ
>     I checked the Mandriva Control Centre for the Services running - and it
>     wasn't.
>     I had tried to run the compiled executable from where I had created it :
>     /home/alan/programs/mythtv-0.19/programs/mythbackend
>     I checked my old machine which had had a working Mythtv-0.18.1 and
>     it had a
>     bash script called mythbackend  in ~/init.d. My current setup doesn't.
>     Neither
>     is a copy of the execs present in /usr/local/bin.
>     It looks like I have step missing in the build process but where?

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