apt upgrades changes conf files

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jameswilson1977
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apt upgrades changes conf files

Post by jameswilson1977 » Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:13 pm

Hi All
Have a myth backend running on proxmox with 4 usb tuners. Using fire cubes and the lean front end.
Working wonderfully thankyou all

However I prefer the mythtv frontend for navigation but not playback performance so I use the myth frontend for things like tvguide. Would prefer to use it for playback but leanfront works way better

ANyway my problem
I have modified a couple of conf files. 1 being the mysql mythtv conf file to uncomment the bind address. Another to delay mythtv backend starting as the machine starts too fast and the tuners arnt ready.

How do i stop these files being edited by updates?

Thankyou

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Re: apt upgrades changes conf files

Post by bill6502 » Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:22 pm

I don't speak Proxmox, so don't know where it gets packages.

But, if the MySQL file is something like: /etc/mysql/mysql.conf.d/mythtv.cnf, then
you could always copy it to /etc/mysql/mysql.conf.d/zmythtv.cnf and that wouldn't
be touched (and it would be loaded after the 'normal' mythtv.cnf file.)

The *buntu packages look for the regular expression starting with: ^bind-address=0.0.0.0
and should leave it alone.

You don't mention where the delay happens. If we're talking about systemd, then the change
should be in an override directory: /etc/systemd/system/mythtv-backend.service.d/override.conf
Mine looks like this, and uses a program to see if my HDHR box is up:

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[Service]
ExecStartPre=/usr/local/bin/hdhomerun_check.py
Changes in the override directory won't be changed by systemd .service updates.

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Re: apt upgrades changes conf files

Post by jameswilson1977 » Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:15 am

Hi Bill
Thankyou for the reply.
Proxmox isnt really an issue as this problem im having is on the guest machine, ubuntu dekstop dedicated to being a combined myth backend frontend.
I dont use the frontend on this machine its only used to access mythtv setup

However the mysql entry that is changed on updates is this one

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/etc/mysql.conf.d/mythtv.cnf
and the entry that is changed it adds a # to the bind-address=0.0.0.0

so when it does this i loose access to the database from remote front ends.

re the wait i cant remember which config file i changed i will have to look at that

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