[mythtv-users] 0.25 lookup metadata as part of jobqueue?

Scott & Nicole Harris snharris99 at live.com
Sat Mar 17 14:42:18 UTC 2012

>>> In both cases, mythtranscode was unable to create the temporary file in
>>> which it planned to transcode.
>>> It looks like you're running mythjobqueue as a user that doesn't have
>>> permissions on (at least some of) the /mythtv_storage*/recordings/
>>> directories (meaning that mythtranscode then inherits the
>>> user/permissions of mythjobqueue).  This may also explain why some of
>>> the transcodes succeed--because some of those directories have more lax
>>> permissions.  You should check ownership of all your recordings to
>>> ensure they're correct (likely mythtv user) so that you don't have
>>> problems deleting them at some later date.
>>> FWIW, I don't think the --user argument works for mythjobqueue, so you'd
>>> need some other way to start it as the right user.  I'm clueless on
>>>> upstart, so I'll let someone else help you figure out how that's done.
>>> And, BTW, thanks for helping figure this out.  Once it's figured out,
>>> perhaps we can get Ubuntu to start shipping a proper mythjobqueue start
>>> script (or at least get one on the wiki).
>At one point I was starting mythjobqueue via a init.d script (from
>memory I think I modified the Fedora script found on the wiki)
>I dont recall why I stopped using it, but I found it better (or easier)
>to run the full backend with a Dummy Tuner configured.  (As it
>wasnt/isn't an "approved" configuration for a backend without any tuners
>> Mike
>> I was wondering (it amazes me the things that run through my head when 
>> I'm
>> supposed to be sleeping) if it might be something with permissions.
>> However, as far as I can tell, all the mythtv_storage* folders have the 
>> same
>> permissions, which were set with the -R flag...
>> drwxrwsr-x   4 mythtv mythtv     0 2012-03-17 08:03 mythtv_storage1
>> drwxrwsr-x   3 mythtv mythtv     0 2012-03-17 08:03 mythtv_storage2
>> drwxrwsr-x   3 mythtv mythtv     0 2012-03-17 08:03 mythtv_storage3
>> drwxrwsr-x   3 mythtv mythtv     0 2012-03-17 08:03 mythtv_storage4
>> drwxrwsr-x   3 mythtv mythtv     0 2012-03-17 08:03 mythtv_storage5
>Is this the permissions as seen by the MBE or the SBE (mythjobqueue)
>machine.    How are you mounting the directories on the remote machine?

These are the permissions as seen by the SBE.  The directories are mount via 

mount -t cifs -o 
// /mythtv_storage1

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