[mythtv-users] mythtv user login password

jam jam at tigger.ws
Thu Jun 11 02:43:43 UTC 2020

> On 11 Jun 2020, at 9:52 am, George Bingham <georgeb1962 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello All,
> I have recently returned to mythtv after a few years! I've successfully setup a new machine as a FE/BE and installed mythweb. 
> Everything works, but I am thinking that moving some of my video library to the machine would be easier via scp and figured I'd use the mythtv userid so I don't have to mess with ownership and permissions for the files, but I don't know what the mythtv user password is, and figure I could change it, but then I wondered if I'd be breaking things if I did that. 
> I can't think of anything that uses the mythtv password... but not sure about that which I don't know, and / or can't remember.... Is the mythtv user password used for anything??   Would it be safe for me to change it??   Anyway to find out what it is? How was it set in the first place?
> If it won't blow my installation up or if it only cause something that'd be easy to fix, I'd like to go ahead and reset it to something that I can remember. It would make moving things about a bit easier.

George the ubuntu folk have done what IMHO is stupid.
So I put things right

[sandypit] /home/jam [501]% cat /etc/os-release
VERSION="20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)"
PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 20.04 LTS"

[sandypit] /home/jam [502]% mysql -umythtv -pmythtv mythconverg
mysql: [Warning] Using a password on the command line interface can be insecure.
Reading table information for completion of table and column names
You can turn off this feature to get a quicker startup with -A

Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 903
Server version: 8.0.20-0ubuntu0.20.04.1 (Ubuntu)

Copyright (c) 2000, 2020, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

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affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.


I also do not use user mythtv.

[sandypit] /home/jam [506]% ll /store |grep Jul
-rw-rw-rw-  1 jam users       12592 Jul  7  2019 1001_20190526093200.ts.-1.100x56.png
-rw-r--r--  1 jam users  5563040884 Jul 13  2019 1007_20190712123000.ts
-rw-rw-rw-  1 jam users      320489 Jul 13  2019 1007_20190712123000.ts.png
-rw-rw-rw-  1 jam users       10995 Jul  7  2019 1009_20190413110100.ts.-1.100x56.png
-rw-rw-rw-  1 jam users       10060 Jul  7  2019 1009_20190614123200.ts.-1.100x56.png
-rw-rw-rw-  1 jam users       11532 Jul  7  2019 1011_20190617130100.ts.-1.100x56.png
-rw-r--r--  1 jam users  2064763204 Jul 12  2019 1020_20190712030100.ts

I cannot imagine any reason for these to cause issues and some months of usage has uncovered none


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