[mythtv-users] How to kill mythbackend?

Clay ctmythtv at pacbell.net
Tue Jul 6 17:09:29 UTC 2010

Thomas Mashos wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 8:15 AM, Clay <ctmythtv at pacbell.net 
> <mailto:ctmythtv at pacbell.net>> wrote:
>     Michael T. Dean wrote:
>          On 07/06/2010 04:09 AM, Clay wrote:
>             Freshly jacked up install of 10.04 and JYA's repos. New
>             (old) box to replace the existing master backend and
>             consolidate all my tuner cards.
>             Migrated DB, dropped, de-corrupted, and migrated again,
>             successfully.
>             Deleted all capture cards and added them again but the cards
>             aren't happy yet. Can't get anything on the 150's, A180, or
>             ATSC115.
>             I've had the same master backend since 0.19 but several
>             slave backends and frontends over the years.
>             All the slaves (and the original master, iirc) gave me grief
>             because I install myth as a user other than mythtv.
>             My "fix" has always been running the backend as the user
>             instead of the default mythtv user.
>             When I was feeling extra ambitious, I'd track down whatever
>             line in the init script that started it as mythtv and change
>             it to the user.
>             Usually I'd be lazy and kill mythbackend then run
>             mythbackend in a terminal and the box was happy.
>             I know it ain't right, but it worked for me, up 'til now...
>             0.23 brings another wonderful 'Windows' feature to MythTV
>             that keeps the backend alive if it's killed or dies.
>         That's upstart, which *buntu has chosen to replace sysvinit.
>             How do I work around this so I can kill it running as mythtv
>             and run it as my user?
>         I'll leave it to someone who knows upstart to answer your
>         question:  "How do I get upstart to start MythTV as a different
>         user?"
>         Mike
>     Got it.
>     Apologies to the MythTV developers.
>     I should have known it was a Winbuntu thing. That distro has been
>     going down hill for a while... Don't know why I stay with it.
> I hope you filed bugs for the things that are broke for you. I mean, you 
> can't expect the developers to read your mind.

afaiac, it's not a bug if it's doing what the OS is designed to do or 
it's malfunctioning because I jacked up the install, or because I don't 
know what I'm doing...
I'm hesitant to file bug reports since I tend to tinker way more than 
the average user, bjorking things up until they work.

> Although I'm not sure how having a system in place that will restart the 
> backend if it dies is a bad thing. Maybe you like missed recordings?

There were scripts available to do this since way back 0.19 days.
I never installed them since I found mythbackend to be rock solid.

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