cannot start mythtv-backend [Solved]

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MikeB2013
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Re: cannot start mythtv-backend

Post by MikeB2013 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:10 am

glubbish wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:40 pm
derek@kodi:~$ mythtv-setup
mysql: [Warning] Using a password on the command line interface can be insecure.
status: Name "com.ubuntu.Upstart" does not exist
Gtk-Message: GtkDialog mapped without a transient parent. This is discouraged.
Gtk-Message: GtkDialog mapped without a transient parent. This is discouraged.

Derek
The "status: Name "com.ubuntu.Upstart" does not exist" message is actually due to a problem with mythtv/packaging. Technically the problem arises due to the switch from upstart to systemd on Ubuntu/Debian based systems.

When you run mythtv-setup it should check to see if the backend is running and stop it.

I have reported this problem, including a fix, see https://code.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/13160

Mike

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Re: cannot start mythtv-backend [Solved]

Post by glubbish » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:05 am

Nice fix
Tried it myself

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