[mythtv-users] interactive backend start now (to upgrade database)?

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Tue Mar 13 17:36:59 UTC 2012

On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 1:09 PM, Brian J. Murrell <brian at interlinx.bc.ca> wrote:
> On 12-03-13 10:29 AM, Raymond Wagner wrote:
>> Of course you could make the claim that init systems should be
>> sanitizing the environment, and not passing through ttys.
> Of course.  I'm not saying that upstart passed through a tty.  I'm
> saying that upstart was unable to start the backend (i.e. it exited no
> sooner than it started) so I started it by hand on a tty at which point
> it started asking me about whether I wanted to upgrade the schema.  I
> can only presume the previous failures were the backend's failure to get
> confirmation to do the upgrade.
> Maybe it was just a bad coincidence.  If you want to tell me that the
> backend will go ahead and do an upgrade without confirmation if it has
> no tty to request it on, I will accept that until I can prove otherwise
> (not that I would be motivated to prove otherwise).

That is how my backend handles it. If there is no interactive login,
it will wait for few iterations, then do the upgrade automatically. I
don't have any current logs, but I know it has done it numerous times
in the past.


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