[mythtv-users] Starting mythfrontend with systemd?

Peter Bennett cats22 at comcast.net
Wed Oct 4 23:52:06 UTC 2017

On 10/04/2017 05:53 PM, Ian Evans 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.
I don't understand why the startup is not working. It should be retrying 
until it gets a successful connection. Perhaps there is an incorrect 
setting in config.xml, although I would expect it to always fail in that 
case. Does it connect if you select Retry on the startup page after it 
has failed?

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