[mythtv-users] Proper way/user to run mythconverg_restore.pl when restoring old database on clean install

Mark Perkins perkins1724 at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 28 20:54:55 UTC 2017


On 29 September 2017 5:03:03 am Ian Evans <dheianevans at gmail.com> wrote:

> Doing the clean install method after upgrading my system to 16.04.
>
> I ran the following command line to install the old database:
>
> sudo -u mythtv /usr/share/mythtv/mythconverg_restore.pl --verbose
> --drop_database --create_database  --directory /home/mythtv --filename
> mythconverg-1317-20170928112702.sql.gz
>
> It fails with an unable to connect to database and this environment:
>
> Configuring environment:
>   -    username: mythtv
>   -        HOME: /home/ian
>   - MYTHCONFDIR: /home/ian/.mythtv
>
> Parsing configuration files:
>   - checking: /home/ian/.mythtv/config.xml
>   - checking: /usr/local/share/mythtv/mysql.txt
>   - checking: /usr/share/mythtv/mysql.txt
>   - checking: /usr/local/etc/mythtv/mysql.txt
>   - checking: /etc/mythtv/mysql.txt
>   - checking: /home/ian/.mythtv/mysql.txt
>   - checking: mysql.txt
>   - checking: /home/ian/.mythtv/mysql.txt
>   - checking: /home/ian/.mythtv/backuprc
>
> Doing a 'locate config.xml' it's only at these locations:
>
> /etc/mythtv/config.xml
> /home/mythtv/.mythtv/config.xml
> /usr/share/doc/mythtv-backend/contrib/config_files/config.xml
> /usr/share/mythtv/config.xml
>
> How do I get the command line to ignore /home/ian and /home/ian/.mythtv?
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>

Set MYTHCONFDIR before you run your command line to the config file you want.

export MYTHCONFDIR=xxxxxxxxxx
echo $MYTHCONFDIR
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