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    Default MythTV backend setup woes

    Hi
    I'm running a Suse11.0 distro which I would like to use as my MythTV BACKEND; I've installed MythTV and dependencies (incl MySQL and Apache for MythWeb) and now trying to follow the Post-install tasks as per the MTV Wiki (User Manual:Initial Installation - MythTV).

    I seem to have stumbled at the first block and not sure if I am missing something here or not; the article reads:-

    to run MythTV as its own user I created one (so the backend doesnt run as root)
    "sudo useradd mythtv"
    As I'm installing via SSH logged in as root, I simply typed "useradd mythtv".

    Ok so far but the very next step reads:-

    You have to create a file for mythtv for databse connections ~mythtv/.mythtv/mysql.txt
    Problem - Creating a user via Useradd does not give it a home directory. Should I put this into root's home folder? Or should I switch to the mythtv user and "touch" the file (which I presume would create the necessary sub-folders)?!

    I know this is more than likely my error or misunderstanding as I'd guess these docs are referenced many times without problem by other people

    Cheers for any assistance!

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    Default Re: MythTV backend setup woes

    OK, forgive me, I was being dumb ...
    This is the correct URL and guide I should have been following --> Opensuse 11.x - MythTV

    /sigh, I am pleased today will soon be at an end, not only am I unable to read the right guide, but it's "casual dress" day at work today and I forgot so I'm the only one here with shirt, tie, trousers and shoes - everyone else is in jeans, t-shirts and trainers

    ARGH!

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    Default Re: MythTV backend setup woes

    Looking at the man page for useradd, if you run the command as
    Code:
    useradd -m mythtv
    it should create the home directory for the user account.

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