[mythtv-users] Ownership problem on recordings.

Larry Finger Larry.Finger at lwfinger.net
Mon Jun 29 16:38:44 UTC 2009

john blue wrote:
> Thank you for the reply, and in particular for letting me know about your SuSE 11.1 system.
> I have had the system going and have slowly been resolving various issues before I put it with the TV in the 
> loungeroom . I believe that my issues are connected with me having slave backend, rather than the main mythtv 
> FE/BE and perhaps not configuring NFS permissions correctly initially.
> I understood that  the recordings should be owned by mythtv:users to work properly.  This may have arisen by 
> me mis-interpreting what was written in various of the mythtv discussions or forums.  I had been having 
> instances of programs being recorded and files not being found. This seems to now be resolved , and may have 
> been caused by the NFS setup I had previously. I think this has been  resolved with the settings I quoted in 
> my post earlier. A few days will certainly tell.


If you want to change the user or group under which mythbackend is
run, you can edit /etc/sysconfig/mythbackend and change the default
user and group.

The file says that mythbackend should be run as an unprivileged user,
but defaults to root:root.


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