[mythtv-users] can't shutdown from frontend after recent 0.23-fixes update?

Thomas Mashos tgm4883 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 26 19:04:44 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 9:03 AM, Ginsu Squirrel <ginsu.squirrel at gmail.com>wrote:

>  On 06/26/2010 06:47 AM, Jack Perveiler wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 10:28 PM, Ginsu Squirrel <ginsu.squirrel at gmail.com
> > wrote:
>>  On 06/25/2010 06:46 PM, Jack Perveiler wrote:
>>  Hello,
>> After a recent update of 0.23-fixes (don't know the original rev, but the
>> new one is r25154) I lost the ability to shutdown my remote,  diskless
>> frontend with the system exit key.  It's set to "esc", and if I hit "esc"
>> from the main menu I do get the 3-item dialog box (Are you sure you want to
>> exit? No, Yes, Yes and Shutdown).
>> "No" indeed cancels, and "Yes" indeed closes mythfrontend.  "Yes and
>> Shutdown does" nothing (neither exits mythfrontend nor shuts down the
>> system).
>> Any hints?  I haven't changed any settings so I'm guessing something
>> changed underneath me when i updated the myth packages.  I'm certain I'm not
>> providing enough information, but I honestly don't know what to provide that
>> would be relevant.  Here's the full version information:
>> mythfrontend --version
>> xprop:  unable to open display ''
>> Please attach all output as a file in bug reports.
>> MythTV Version   : 25154
>> MythTV Branch    : branches/release-0-23-fixes
>> Network Protocol : 56
>> Library API      : 0.23.201000617-1
>> QT Version       : 4.5.2
>> Options compiled in:
>>  linux debug using_oss using_alsa using_pulse using_jack using_pulseoutput
>> using_backend using_dvb using_firewire using_frontend
>> using_glx_proc_addr_arb using_hdhomerun using_hdpvr using_iptv using_ivtv
>> using_joystick_menu using_libudev using_lirc using_mheg using_opengl_video
>> using_opengl_vsync using_qtwebkit using_v4l using_x11 using_xrandr using_xv
>> using_xvmc using_xvmc_vld using_xvmcw using_bindings_perl
>> using_bindings_python using_opengl using_vdpau using_ffmpeg_threads
>> using_libavc_5_3 using_live using_mheg
>> Is there a database setting saying what should happen with the "Yes and
>> shutdown" exit is selected?  I see a few options for server shutdown scripts
>> etc, but their descriptions (and names) suggest that they're for shutting
>> down/waking up remote backends and not frontends.  I'm happy to be told
>> otherwise though ;)
>> Thanks,
>> --Jack
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>>  If you have no configuration option to set what Shutdown does, it sounds
>> like you are using the Mythbuntu packages.  They force you to use dbus as
>> the only shutdown/reboot options, and the dbus shutdown is currently
>> broken.  See http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/8556
> Yes, I'm running Mythbuntu, although my myth packages are from JYA's
> release repository.
> I'm admittedly ignorant of most of what bug 8556 is saying though... for
> educational purposes can you clarify a bit?
> 1) How do the mythbuntu packages force you to use dbus?
> 2) Is the dbus shutdown brokenness due to myth, or to something else in the
> mythbuntu environment?
> 3) Looks like the fix in 8556 is a patch to configure... isn't configure
> only used at compile time?  Are you saying that the packages themselves are
> broken because when they were built configure didn't detect something
> correctly on the packager's system?
> 4) "If you have no configuration option to set what Shutdown does" implies
> that other people have such configuration options.  Is this a side effect of
> a bad build due to configure doing the wrong thing, or are they just missing
> a script the database is pointing to (or similar)?
> Thanks again,
> --Jack
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>  1) Stock myth has the option to use custom commands to reboot/shutdown or
> to fall back on dbus as the method to do so.  A patch included in the
> mythbuntu packages has a comment that says "Fixes up the shutdown behavior
> so users can't break it" which removes the custom commands and only uses the
> dbus methods.
> 2) The brokenness is due to myth, see #3.
> 3) Yes, that is the problem.  To use dbus, qtdbus is required, and a change
> was made to trunk and subsequently backported to fixes that modified the
> method configure uses to find qtdbus.  Due to the bug described in my
> ticket, configure is unable to find qtdbus, so the the dbus functionality is
> disabled.
> 4) This is due to mythbuntu's patch, as described in #1.
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The Mythbuntu packages have had that patch applied and this issue resolved
in our auto-build packages. See bug

I've pinged JYA to see if he has a similar patch
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