On 17/11/11 22:09, Richard Shaw wrote:
On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 3:56 PM, Richard
> On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 3:41 PM, Jeffrey Ollie<jeff(a)ocjtech.us> wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 3:34 PM, Richard Shaw<hobbes1069(a)gmail.com>
>>> Ok, reviving this conversation!
>>> I ran into the issue that user "mythtv" can not create the file
>>> "/var/run/mythbackend.pid". I see other services that have their
>>> file owned by their own user...
>> systemd doesn't really need a PID file to manage the service, can
>> mythtv be told not to create it? If it insists on creating it see if
>> you can move it to a subdirectory of /run (like /run/mythtv) that is
>> owned by mythtv.
> Well PIDFile is recommended when using type forking. One option would
> be to drop the "--daemon" option and move to type "simple".
I tried this and it appears to work.
The other option is to create a file in /etc/tmpfiles.d that defines the
/var/run/mythtv (or /run/mythtv) directory so that you can then write
the PID file to it.
>>> Also, user "mythtv" can't write to the log
file in /var/log/mythtv/
>> Change the ownership of /var/log/mythtv.
I added "install -d -o mythtv -g mythtv /var/log/mythtv" to %post for
the backend package. Is there a better way to do this?
Yes! Create it in the %install section if the spec file and then add it
to the files list.
Tom Hughes (tom(a)compton.nu)