[mythtv-users] optimize_mythdb.pl on Debian via deb-multimedia

Roland Ernst rcrernst at gmail.com
Thu Feb 29 18:53:05 UTC 2024


On Thu, Feb 29, 2024 at 12:30 PM James Abernathy <jfabernathy at gmail.com>
wrote:

>
>
> On Wed, Feb 28, 2024 at 5:57 PM Mike Perkins <mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk>
> wrote:
>
>> On 28/02/2024 21:18, James Abernathy wrote:
>> >
>> > Never mind. This was a permissions problem on the /mythtv directory. GID
>> > and UID changed on me.
>> >
>> Which is why I always create the mythtv user with a known UID and GID (i)
>> after doing a fresh
>> install and (ii) before I install any mythtv packages. It means I have
>> the same values on all
>> backends and frontends. That also means I get a $HOME directory in /home
>> rather than down the /lib tree.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Mike Perkins
>>
>
> I like your idea, but I ran into a problem that it brings up at least on a
> Debian 12 install of mythtv using deb-mulitmedia.org
>
> If you install mythtv using DMO, you will get an install that puts the
> user mythtv's home in /var/lib/mythtv/. And you get a random password for
> mythconverg.
>
> This works and the web app immediately comes up with good indicators on
> the database and you can move on.
>
>  However, if you create your mythtv user ahead of time and make its home
> /home/mythtv/ then the Web App seems to fail when you test the database.
>
> The main screen of Web App shows 'mythtv' as the password, but it creates
> a random one and puts that in /etc/mythtv/config.xml
>
> Once I knew this I could copy the config.xml password and paste it into
> the web app and restart the backend and things proceed.
>
> This was not easy to find and could lead a newbie upset with the web app.
>
> Not sure if this happens on all distros, but it happens on Debian with
> mythtv from DMO
>
> Jim A
>
>
What happens if you create a symlink from '/home/mythtv/.mythtv' to
'/var/lib/mythtv' ?

Roland
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