[mythtv-users] Cannot locate your home directory. Please set the environment variable HOME or MYTHCONFDIR

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Sun Jun 22 15:00:00 UTC 2008

On 25/04/2008, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 04/25/2008 01:57 PM, Udo van den Heuvel wrote:
>  > Michael T. Dean wrote:
>  >
>  >> On 04/25/2008 01:27 PM, Udo van den Heuvel wrote:
>  >>
> >>> Setting HOME/MYTHCONFIR in /etc/sysconfig/mythbackend does not help.
>  >> Are you exporting it (set HOME, do not set MYTHCONFDIR).
>  > I either run mythbackend directly, from my terminal window, which works.
>  >
>  > Or I run it using the fedora/redhat SysV startup scripts, using `service
>  > mythbackend start`. In the SysV case mythbackend complains, even when I
>  > start it as root, with valid $HOME, etc.
>  > Even specifying these (as asked by mythbackend in the log) in
>  > /etc/sysconfig/mythbackend, which is read by the startup script, does
>  > not help.
> Are you using the mythbackend start scripts that Nick Morrott worked
>  on?  I think they're a standard part of the ATrpms packages.  They're
>  the (fedora) ones at
>  http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/browser/branches/release-0-21-fixes/mythtv/contrib/init_scripts

The scripts I worked on are not a part of the atrpms MythTV
distribution, but Axel's scripts still export HOME (and provide a
method to override it from the default of /var/lib/mythtv via

Nick Morrott

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