On 17/11/11 22:09, Richard Shaw wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 3:56 PM, Richard Shaw<hobbes1...@gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 3:41 PM, Jeffrey Ollie<j...@ocjtech.us>  wrote:
>>> On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 3:34 PM, Richard Shaw<hobbes1...@gmail.com>  wrote:
>>>> 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 pid
>>>> 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 (t...@compton.nu)
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