[mythtv-users] Gentoo / Jamu?

Doug Vaughan r.d.vaughan at rogers.com
Sun Dec 20 21:32:13 UTC 2009

    When any Jamu options include -M then Jamu will only use the 
backend's MythDB directory settings. The jamu.conf directories are 
ignored. So if your BE has its directories properly set and accessible 
there should not be any directory related errors.

Jamu only runs on a backend machine as it needs direct access to the 
video and image directories.

    People are not always aware that all directory settings in the 
MythDB are per hostname. This means that if you are NOT using storage 
groups Jamu looks for frontend video and graphics directories associated 
with your backend's hostname. If you are not using storage groups and 
set a separate frontend's directory settings it means nothing to Jamu as 
the hostname will be different than the separate backend.

    If this is the reason that Jamu is not finding video and/or graphics 
directories then you need to add the directories to your backend 
preferable by running a FE on the BE (just for adding the directory 
settings) or by adding the records to the MythDB directly. Of course if 
you pick the direct to DB method please backup your database first. If 
you can possible avoid to not use the direct to db method. A FE takes 
very little disk space.


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