[mythtv] Mythbackend Fails to start with --generate-preview error
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Mar 12 16:20:15 UTC 2008
On 03/12/2008 10:27 AM, David George wrote:
> On 03/12/2008 10:08 AM, R. G. Newbury wrote:
>> So what exactly do you suggest, and exactly where in the script?
>> Looking at it, this script is quite different than the script from a
>> year ago.
>> Since it attempts to start, the problem is somewhere in here:
>> (User is root, mbe_bin is /usr/local/bin/mythbackend (only one on the
>> machine! I checked! mbe_options is empty at the moment)
>> # Start
>> echo -n $"Starting $MBE_PROG: "
>> touch "/var/run/$MBE_PROG.pid"
>> chown "$MBE_USER":"$MBE_USER" "/var/run/$MBE_PROG.pid"
>> daemon --user "$MBE_USER" "$MBE_BIN" \
>> --daemon \
>> --logfile "$LOG_DIR/$LOG_FILE" "$LOG_OPTS" \
>> --pidfile "/var/run/$MBE_PROG.pid" \
>> [ $RETVAL = 0 ] && touch /var/lock/subsys/$MBE_PROG
>> return $RETVAL
>> What if, instead of using daemon I just call mythbackend with log and
>> pid options (and &&) ..
> You could try the following from the command line and see what you get:
> mythbackend --daemon --logfile /var/log/mythtv/mythbackend.log -v
> important,general --pidfile /var/run/mythbackend.pid
> Make sure you 'service mythbackend stop' first to make sure any old pid
> and lock files are removed if they exist.
Got any MBE_OPTIONS? Like, perhaps, --generate-preview?
Stick an echo before the "daemon ..." line and "> /tmp/mbestartlog"
after the $MBE_OPTIONS and then reboot the machine to catch it in its
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