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MythWeb

Introduction

MythWeb is a web interface for MythTV

Installation

Install MythWeb

pacman -S mythweb

Change Owner and Group

The files of the mythweb package will be owned by the nobody user and group. Apache now uses the http user and group. You can change the owner of mythweb with:

chown -R http:http /srv/http/mythweb

Link to the MythWeb Directory

The mythweb package will install to /srv/www/mythweb however the apache package now uses the /srv/httpd directory. You can create a link with:

ln -s /srv/www/mythweb /srv/http/mythweb

Link to the Video Directory

MythWeb looks in the video_dir directory for MythTV recordings. You will need to create a link to the folder where your MythTV recordings are stored.

ln -s <recording_dir> /srv/http/mythweb/video_dir

Configuration

MythWeb

Copy the MythWeb configuration file mythweb.conf to the Apache configuration directory.

cp /srv/www/mythweb/mythweb.conf.apache   /etc/httpd/conf/extra/mythweb.conf

Edit mythweb.conf to check that the configuration matches your MythTV setup. If you have changed the database login or password you will need to change the following section.

setenv db_server        "localhost"
setenv db_name          "mythconverg"
setenv db_login         "mythtv"
setenv db_password      "mythtv"

Apache

Edit the Apache configuration file /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

Uncomment the line

LoadModule php5_module modules/libphp5.so

Insert the following two lines in the Supplemental Configuration section of httpd.conf, it's found towards the end of the file.

Include conf/extra/php5_module.conf
Include conf/extra/mythweb.conf

PHP

Edit the PHP configuration file /etc/php/php.ini

Uncomment the following lines in the available extensions section, found near the end of the configuration file.

extension=mysql.so
extension=posix.so

Add /srv/www/ to the open_basedir option to allow file operation in the MythWeb directory.

open_basedir = /srv/http/:/srv/www/:/home/:/tmp/:/usr/share/pear/

Enable the allow_url_fopen option for MythWeb's status page to work.

allow_url_fopen = On

Using MythWeb

You can now start the Apache daemon, mythbackend must already be running.

/etc/rc.d/httpd start

Open MythWeb in your browser.

http://localhost/mythweb