[mythtv-users] Can I restart the Backend from the Frontend? [SOLVED]
jon at whitear.org
Sat Sep 30 05:36:04 UTC 2006
Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> Search the archives for the EXEC menu command. It will launch any
> external script.
For the benefit of the archives, here's how I did this:-
1) I added a menu item called "Restart Backend" according to this:
I added it to the Utilities menu.
<action>EXEC ssh -l mythtv server.home "sudo
2) I set up RSA keys for the mythtv user, so that it can ssh into the
backend without having to enter a password. On Gentoo, this is made
easier with ssh-installkeys, discussed here:
3) I created the "restart_backend.sh" script to restart the backend, and
added the mythtv user to the sudoers file, allowing it to run that
script without a password:
mythtv ALL = NOPASSWD: /home/mythtv/restart_backend.sh
and that's about it.
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