I've had a working 0.29 installation going (running on ubuntu 17.04) for a few years and it worked great. The machine died and now I'm installing the new software, but something isn't working or is missing. I've followed the installation pages (as far as I can tell) but the mythtv sql user is never created, the mythconverg database is never created, and when mythtv-setup attempts to run, it tries to login to the database using the current user name (who doesn't have mysql access) rather than what I normally use. I'm guessing this means that some step somewhere is missing, but no clue what. Here's what I did:
- Install Ubuntu/Mysql/adminer and so on. This seems to work just fine.
- sudo apt install mythtv mythplugins
In the old days at this point there would be some form of prompt for database user/password so it could create the user/tables. I did try the 'sudo dpkg-reconfigure mythtv-database' but that just asked if the system is going to be used by a remote frontend (nothing changes no matter what I answer). I also tried 'sudo dpkg-reconfigure mythtv-common' (from the troubleshooting pages) and entered the info for the mythtv user, that does not yet exist.
So, what step(s) am I missing here?