[mythtv-users] Running as root

Tino Keitel tino.keitel at gmx.de
Thu Sep 28 08:19:09 UTC 2006

On Wed, Sep 27, 2006 at 21:26:17 +0100, Robin Hill wrote:
> On Wed Sep 27, 2006 at 03:02:28PM -0500, Chris Moewes-Bystrom wrote:
> > I have my mythbox set up with gdm auto logging in my mythtv user, who then
> > has a startup script to launch the front end. I was going through the config
> > screens last night and I saw a setting that mentions something about if the
> > frontend is running as root and allowing it run at higher privildge (I
> > assume nice or something). Anyone know why, beyond the obvious security
> > issues, that running the frontend (on a dedicated system) as root would be a
> > good or a bad idea??
> > 
> Other than the security issues, I'm not sure of any reason not to.
> There is a potential for configuration mixup as some settings are saved
> in the home directory - these won't be in sync for the backend &
> frontend (I'm not sure there's any overlapping setting anyway).

The backend and the frontend share all settings in the database. No
settings that are required by the frontend _and_ backend are saved in
the home directory. Just imaged how this would break if the frontend
runs on another computer than the backend.


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