[mythtv-users] connecting to database failing

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Sun Feb 18 23:05:21 UTC 2024

On 18/02/2024 22:05, Stephen Worthington wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Feb 2024 14:51:53 -0500, you wrote:
>> I'll never understand the need for all the different config.xml files but I
>> just copied /etc/mythtv/config.xml to /home/jim/.mythtv/config.xml and it's
>> now working. I had previously just deleted the "jim" version in hope it
>> would be created by the mythfrontend scan and setup process.  I was wrong.
> The need for a separate config.xml for mythfrontend comes from having
> your frontend connect to multiple different backends.  On my network
> there are two different main backends (mine and my mother's), plus a
> test backend that is normally not running and another backend on my
> laptop.  The laptop can be used with its own backend (and recordings
> on external drives put there using mythexport/mythimport from the
> other backends).  But if it is away from home but on a good enough
> Internet connection, it gets connected directly to one of the main
> home backends over an OpenVPN connection.  So it has three different
> config.xml files for its mythfrontend.
For users with less exotic setups one could symlink the user one to the /etc/mythtv one. That way
there is less chance of confusion when trying to debug a failed connection.


Mike Perkins

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