[mythtv-users] mythfrontend.real

James Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 12:56:48 UTC 2019

On 2/6/19 7:29 AM, Stefan Davids wrote:
> On 06-02-2019 12:14, James Abernathy wrote:
>> 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??
> It's just a script to launch mythfrontend.real which is the real
> exectuable.  It handles restarting when mythfronted dies for
> example.
> My built from source system has it (although that's currently v0.28).
> The Debian one just builds deb packages which you then install
> (in /usr/bin as it happens).  How are you building from source?

I built with the instructions at the link: 

I'm using xubuntu 18.04 but did NOT use dpkg-buildpackage

If I had not had the error with QT mysql drive not loading I probably 
would not have discovered this discrepancy.

Jim A

> Where you install the source is a function of what options you
> call configure with I'd imagine.
> Stefan
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