[mythtv-users] Mythweb fails after upgrade. (ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10)

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Sun Oct 3 03:04:38 UTC 2010

On 10/02/2010 05:53 PM, Oz Dror wrote:
> OK I solved the problem
> I had to edit the mysql database. I had to manually edit the settings
> record and set the hostname to null for the value MasterServerPort.
> The hostname was already null for the value MasterServerIP.
> _______________________________________________

This may be dangerous to your setup. IIRC, without looking it up, the 
hostname default is and the port default is NULL in the 
MythBackend.php code.

Since the get_backend_setting function fails to change these, the 
'!$host || !$port' test always fails and you see the error message.
But making BOTH null is not the correct way to go.

On a BE/FE box, MasterServerIP and BackendServerIP should be the same, 
and should be the real IP address of the box: the address which the 
router sees the box as. The MasterServerPort is 6543. (Yes it appears 
you can get away with but not for long!)

You can easily see why will not work for any setup where the 
BE and FE are on different boxes. (Among other things, mysql likely will 
not work!)


              R. Geoffrey Newbury			

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