[mythtv-users] backend won't record - MYTH_PROTO_VERSION problems
markknecht at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 00:19:44 EST 2005
On 12/1/05, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> Mark Knecht wrote:
> > I take care of two back end machine. One is here at my place, the
> >other is remote. At the remote location mythbackend has stopped making
> >recordings. When I run the frontend in a terminal I see this:
> >2005-12-01 09:29:28.705 ReadStringList timeout (quick).
> >2005-12-01 09:29:28.705 Unexpected response to MYTH_PROTO_VERSION:
> >error querying master in ProgramList::FromScheduler
> >2005-12-01 09:30:13.320 Connecting to backend server: 192.168.1.2:6543
> >(try 1 of 5)
> >2005-12-01 09:30:33.328 ReadStringList timeout (quick).
> >2005-12-01 09:30:33.329 Unexpected response to MYTH_PROTO_VERSION:
> >error resceduling id 77 in ScheduledRecording::signalChange
> >2005-12-01 09:30:33.333 Connecting to backend server: 192.168.1.2:6543
> > Browsing around I found a common reason is a mixed frontend/backend
> >setup. Mine are not. Both the fronend and backend are 0.18.1.
> I highly recommend digging deeper. Are they really 0.18.1 (perhaps one
> is 0.18-fixes SVN). If a combined frontend/backend, check your paths
> (perhaps you have one version is /usr/local and another is /usr).
Thanks for the response. I think you are onto something:
gandalf ~ # slocate ivtv-detect
gandalf ~ # ls -al /usr/bin/ivtv-detect
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7000 Nov 25 10:34 /usr/bin/ivtv-detect
gandalf ~ # ls -al /usr/local/bin/ivtv-detect
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 11312 Aug 14 14:15 /usr/local/bin/ivtv-detect
gandalf ~ #
At some earlier date the machine was running ivtv-0.3.7 from
source. With the kernel update I started using ivtv-0.4.0 from
portage. This was installed at Thanksgiving. It looks like the source
install placed things in /usr/local/bin while portage placed it in
While I cannot yet be 100% sure this is the problem, it's certainly
badly configured and needs to be fixed.
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