Mythfrontend gives a useless error message when backend password is wrong

Bug #875189 reported by Alistair Buxton on 2011-10-15
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
mythtv (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

To reproduce:

1. Set up a mythtv backend.
2. Install myth frontend on a different computer and attempt to run it.
3. Like the backend, the frontend automatically generates a random password on first run. But it is random, so it doesn't work.
4. "Cannot"

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: mythtv-frontend 2:0.24.0+fixes.20110908.1de0431-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Oct 15 18:50:02 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Beta amd64 (20110921.2)
Installed_mythtv_dbg: 0.0
MythTVDirectoryPermissions: Error: command ['ls', '-l', '/var/lib/mythtv'] failed with exit code 2: ls: cannot access /var/lib/mythtv: No such file or directory
SourcePackage: mythtv
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-10-09 (6 days ago)

Alistair Buxton (a-j-buxton) wrote :
Alistair Buxton (a-j-buxton) wrote :


Mario Limonciello (superm1) wrote :

It looks like mysql isn't running or you can't contact it. Can you check that mysql is operating properly? That might be where your upgrade bug is.

Changed in mythtv (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Alistair Buxton (a-j-buxton) wrote :

Nope. This useless error message is what happens the first time you run mythfrontend. It has a randomly generated password which, due to being random, does not match the password on the backend. But instead of telling you that, it just says "Cannot".

summary: - Cannot
+ Mythfrontend gives a useless error message when backend password is
+ wrong
description: updated
Changed in mythtv (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
description: updated
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