[mythtv-users] v30 built from source mythfrontend error

Jim Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Sat Feb 9 14:53:27 UTC 2019

> some success but confusion.  I copied the .mkv test video from the ftp 
> link above to /var/lib/mythtv and set the owner/group to mythtv. This 
> afternoon I created /var/lib/mythtv and in mythtv-setup I assigned all 
> the Storage Groups to that directory. I first tested mythfrontend -> 
> Media Library -> videos and was able to play the video via frontend.  
> Then I went in to mythfrontend setup and in wizard the video played 
> this time without trying to download. It is not looking in .mythtv/tmp 
> anymore.
> I still think there is an environment variable or define not right on 
> a build from source system, that is there in PPA builds.
> Jim A
Okay I can mark this as solved.  The problem was that in 
mythtv-backend.service there are several options for Environment. Now 
mine are commented out.  Before the first one was uncommented. Probably 
an assumption I made wrong when setting it up.

# Default setting assumes a system wide install. Otherwise it should be 
set to
# the folder containing the .mythtv subfolder containing the config.xml 
# Such as
# or

Jim A

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