[mythtv-users] How to kill mythbackend?
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,
> 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
> 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
> 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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