[mythtv-users] mythfrontend.real

James Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 12:14:31 UTC 2019

my questions is what is the purpose of mythfrontend.real and why is it 
not created when you build mythtv from source??

what I did was on a fresh Xubuntu 18.04 system, I built mythtv from 
source fixes/30 branch and when I tried to run 
/usr/local/bin/mythfrontend it failed due to QT mysql driver not 
loaded.  I could not figure that one out so I setup to install mythtv 
via the ppa:mythbuntu/30 so I'd get the missing piece. Then I could go 
back to working with the source.

That fixed my problem some how, but I noticed that the ppa mythtv stuff 
was in /usr/bin and the source built myth stuff was in /usr/local/bin.  
And the source built stuff had no mythfrontend.real.

Is it needed??

Jim A

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