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Thread: Upstart issues,.. don't understand.....

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2013

    Upstart issues,.. don't understand.....

    I am running ubuntu 12.04 with myth 0.27...
    Things are all working well except I cannot get mythbackend to start correctly from it designed upstart job.

    I have been trying to follow:-
    but this just leaves me a little confused.

    I have created /etc/init/mythtv-backend.conf,.. no problems with this bit....

    but he next step to "create a symlink referencing the upstart-job binary in /etc/init.d or /etc/rc.d/init.d"
    confuses the heck out of me...

    to me this says,.. ln -s /etc/init/mythtv-backend.conf /etc/rc.d/init.d/mythtv-backend.conf

    and there are no "binary files" referenced here,.. they are all script files.... ( sorry if I have the wrong end of the stick ) and the file upstart-job already exists,.. do I overwrite it,.. I get nervous when overwriting system files....

    Can someone explain to me what are the exact commands I need to enter

    And then the why do "ln -s /lib/init/upstart-job /etc/init.d/mythtv-backend",.. the text does not explain why,..
    I am now really confused with these instructions,.. as I may just be reading too much between the lines.

    And this link already exists,... and there's a load more other files also linked to /lib/init/upstart-job

    How can this be?? "a many -> one link",.. my brain is going into over load...

    Can someone pls explain....

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2013

    Re: Upstart issues,.. don't understand.....

    The penny dropped!!,.. and figured this out eventually,..

    By passing all these commands in sequence and using $0 on the command line,. the file-name itself is used as a passed parameter,..

    obvious,.. eventually.



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