[mythtv-users] mythbackend does not have access to mysql.txt after .22 upgrade to .23
knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Sat May 8 17:14:05 UTC 2010
On 8 May 2010 18:03, Andrew <mythtv at heathsworld.com> wrote:
> On Sat, May 8, 2010 at 10:11 AM, Andrew <mythtv at heathsworld.com> wrote:
>> I just upgraded to JYA .23 and now when I start mythfront is tells me it
>> cannot connect to the database. What I found is the backend is showing the
>> error below (BE and FE on same machine). As it turns out, when the system
>> tries to start the back end it gets permission denied when trying to access
>> the database. Yet if i start it as a user or root using "mythbackend"
>> command it connects just fine. Did the configuration file location get
>> changed or something? Obviously /.myth doesn't exist and show below.
>> Would you like to configure the database connection now? [no]
>> [console is not interactive, using default 'no']
>> 2010-05-08 10:04:39.354 Deleting UPnP client...
>> 2010-05-08 10:04:39.942 Failed to init MythContext, exiting.
>> 2010-05-08 10:04:40.032 mythbackend version: branches/release-0-23-fixes
>>  www.mythtv.org
>> 2010-05-08 10:04:40.032 Using runtime prefix = /usr
>> 2010-05-08 10:04:40.032 Using configuration directory = /.mythtv
>> 2010-05-08 10:04:40.033 Unable to read configuration file mysql.txt
>> 2010-05-08 10:04:40.033 Empty LocalHostName.
>> 2010-05-08 10:04:40.033 Using localhost value of myth
>> 2010-05-08 10:04:40.037 New DB connection, total: 1
>> 2010-05-08 10:04:40.042 Unable to connect to database!
>> 2010-05-08 10:04:40.043 Driver error was [1/1045]:
>> QMYSQL: Unable to connect
>> Database error was:
>> Access denied for user 'mythtv'@'localhost' (using password: YES)
>> To summarize, only using the upscript to start the backend fails. Any
>> starting with the mythbackend command from the terminal and it works fine.
> Oddly enough, ps -aux shows the upscript running as root.
> root 18020 0.5 0.6 287324 39032 ? D 11:45 0:00
> /usr/bin/mythbackend --logfile /var/log/mythtv/mythbackend.log
> but it cannot access the database. Why would running it directly from a
> root terminal work, but the upstart script running as root not work? What
> happened with .23 that may have changed this and what did it change?
It's likely that $HOME is not defined in the upstart script, so it is
looking in /.mythtv/ instead of /root/.mythtv/ (or wherever your
config is stored). This issue has similarly reared its head frequently
when using the older init scripts.
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