[mythtv-users] Announcement: Lossless Cut Beta has been released

Josh Rosenberg mythtv at desh.info
Fri Nov 9 19:00:37 UTC 2012

On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 1:09 PM,  <mythtv-users-request at mythtv.org> wrote:
> Message: 9
> Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2012 11:59:08 -0500
> From: Doug Vaughan <r.d.vaughan at rogers.com>
> To: Discussion about MythTV <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Announcement: Lossless Cut Beta has been
>         released
> Message-ID: <509D365C.8050007 at rogers.com>
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> Josh,
>      Every time I have seen this error it means you do not have a
> "~/.mythtv/config.xml" file or its contents are not valid. Also
> sometimes the MythTV backend is running under a different user account
> then what you use in a terminal session. I believe that Mythbuntu runs
> under theuser account "mythtv". So your personal account has a
> "~/.mythtv/config.xml" file but the "mythtv" account does not.
>      I also run the MythTV backend under a "mythtv" user account so I
> symlinked a "mythtv" "~/.mythtv/config.xml" file to my regular user
> account "~/.mythtv/config.xml" file. I did this just oncase I made a
> change to it both accounts got that change.
> There are comments in the wiki about testing Lossless Cut when you run
> the backend under a "mythtv" account. See:
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Lossless_Cut#Verify_that_you_are_ready_to_use_Lossless_Cut
> You would never have received that message if you did not have the
> python bindings already installed.
> You can prove that by running in a terminal session:
>  > mythpython --version
> You can even try:
>  > sudo -umythtv mythpython --version
> I hope this helps.
> Doug

That worked, thank you!  I was running the test command as the mythtv
user, which runs the backend and occasionally the frontend.  But only
my primary user, which usually runs the frontend, had the config.xml
file.  Now they're both sharing one via a symlink.


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