mythtv-backend segfaults if run without mythtv-frontend

Bug #897465 reported by Brian May on 2011-11-28
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mythtv (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

To reproduce:

1. Install brand new Ubuntu 11.10 (oneiric) i386 system.

2. Install mythtv-backend, do not install mythtv-frontend.

3. Try to configure backend with mythtv-setup. It will ask for what language you want, but not list any options.

4. Push enter to continue, mythtv-setup.real will segfault. Or push cancel, it the setup will continue regardless.

5. Install mythtv-frontend. Repeat. mythtv-setup.real will populate the language list and work as designed.

I don't think it should be a requirement that the frontend should be installed just to configure the backend.

Unfortunately, not sure how to get this dialog to reappear now that I have it configured, so not sure how to reproduce.

Brian May

Mario Limonciello (superm1) wrote :

This sounds like a situation that there is some library or file in the mythtv-frontend package that needs to be in mythtv-common instead. Certainly has happened before. Will just need to track down what that is.

Changed in mythtv (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
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