[mythtv-users] Double logging?

DaveD mythtv at guiplot.com
Sat Nov 24 01:10:17 UTC 2012

On 11/22/2012 12:10 AM, Bill Meek wrote:
> On 11/21/2012 11:00 PM, DaveD wrote:
>> ExecStart=/usr/bin/mythbackend --logpath /var/log/mythtv
>> As the ps output revealed, it is being started WITHOUT --syslog.
>> Anyone know of a build option that can cause this?
> Hi;
> But, take a look at:
>   http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Systemd_mythbackend_Configuration
> Especially these 3 lines:
>     # Systemd sends stdout to syslog, and mythbackend has console 
> logging enabled without --daemon.
>     # Send stdout to /dev/null so console logging doesn't go to syslog
>     StandardOutput=null
> I'm a *buntu person, but it looks like what you're talking about. I 
> suspect using --quiet
> on the command line would also work. In other words, stop sending to 
> stdio so redirection
> to /dev/null isn't needed.

Thanks, again, to Mr Meek.  To be concise, here are the steps needed to 
eliminate double logging to syslog from mythbackend on Fedora 17:

Add the following two lines to /usr/lib/systemd/system/mythbackend.service:

# to supress output to STDOUT, which spams syslog

Then, repeat as necessary every time you update/upgrade MythTV.  If 
someone has a more persistent solution, I would love to hear it.

Dave D.

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