[mythtv-users] v30 built from source mythfrontend error

Bill Meek keemllib at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 15:37:01 UTC 2019

On 2/7/19 8:49 AM, James Abernathy wrote:
> So I built mythtv from source as a learning experience and it's working.  However in mythfrontend -> setup wizard, if I test HD video it tries 
> to download the file. However it never completes and sort of locks up.
> I ran it with logging to systemd-journal on and here's the error I got:
> Feb 07 09:37:19 jim-build mythbackend[2330]: mythbackend[2330]: E ProcessRequest mainserver.cpp:5809 (HandleDownloadFile) MainServer: Unable to 
> determine directory to write to in DOWNLOAD_FILE write command
> I don't know if this is something that would be fixed by Ubuntu or Debian packaging, but a lock up of mythfrontend is not a graceful exit for 
> file or file location missing issue, IMHO.

I'd start mythfrontend with -v file:debug. Looking to see if
a storage directory can be found. Although, another error
message should have fired.


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