[mythtv-users] Starting mythfrontend with systemd?

Hika van den Hoven hikavdh at gmail.com
Thu Oct 5 01:08:39 UTC 2017

Hoi Ian,

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 11:53:06 PM, you wrote:

> Sorry for all the recent posts, but after running MythTV since
> 2011, the upgrade to 29/16.04 has tossed a few curveballs at me.
> Most things have been smooth but there's a few small issues, perhaps
> due to the fact that the previous Mythbuntu ISO install handled so many tasks for you.

> In order to start the mythfrontend on my combined FE/BE at boot I
> added the mythfrontend command to Sessions and Starup. But it's hit
> and miss as to whether it starts up before the backend/mysql are
> fully up. If it starts before then, even the subsequent retries seem
> to be failing the dbawake test, even though mythbackend is running and connected to mysql.

> Looking at
> https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Configuring_Frontend#Starting_the_Frontend,
> I don't see any mention of scripting the startup. 

> Should the Frontend be started with systemd instead and if so is
> there a recommended service file that waits for the backend and
> mysql to be fully functioning before starting mythfrontend?

> Thanks.

If you want to be sure the backend is up add a sleep command to your
frontend startup script. Like sleep 5 to wait 5 seconds, which should
be more then enough.

Tot mails,
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