MythWeb is a web interface for MythTV
Before installing MythWeb, first set up Apache with PHP as described in Apache HTTP Server and Apache HTTP Server#PHP.
Install the mythplugins-mythwebAUR package.
MythWeb looks in the
video_dir directory for MythTV recordings. Create a link to the folder where your MythTV recordings are stored:
# ln -s recording_dir /var/lib/mythtv/mythweb/video_dir
Copy the MythWeb configuration file
mythweb.conf to the Apache HTTP Server configuration directory.
# cp /var/lib/mythtv/mythweb/mythweb.conf.apache /etc/httpd/conf/extra/mythweb.conf
And include it at the bottom of
If you want to use MythWeb with the recent default
mythweb.conf options enabled you will also need to uncomment the following lines in
LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so LoadModule deflate_module modules/mod_deflate.so
You will also need to enable CGI uncomment the following lines in
<IfModule !mpm_prefork_module> LoadModule cgid_module modules/mod_cgid.so </IfModule> <IfModule mpm_prefork_module> LoadModule cgi_module modules/mod_cgi.so </IfModule>
mythweb.conf to point it to the installation directory for mythweb (near the beginning of the file):
<Directory "/srv/http/mythweb" >
Then 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. Double-check the following lines are uncommented in any case:
setenv db_server "localhost" setenv db_name "mythconverg" setenv db_login "mythtv" setenv db_password "mythtv"
Edit the PHP configuration file
Uncomment the following lines in the Dynamic extensions section.
/var/lib/mythtv/mythweb to allow file operation in the MythWeb directory. Starting with MythTV 0.23, you will also need to permit access to
open_basedir = /srv/http/:/home/:/tmp/:/usr/share/pear/:/var/lib/mythtv/mythweb:/usr/share/mythtv/
allow_url_fopen option for MythWeb's status page to work.
allow_url_fopen = On
Set rights for mythtv dir and create the link to mythweb
# chmod 755 -R /var/lib/mythtv/ # ln -s /var/lib/mythtv/mythweb /srv/http/
You can now start the Apache daemon by starting the
httpd.service systemd unit. mythbackend must already be running.
Open MythWeb in your browser.
It is also probably a good idea to set up password protection for MythWeb, if you intend to allow connections from the Internet. To enable authentication uncomment the authentication section (near the beginning):
AuthType Digest AuthName "MythTV" AuthUserFile /var/www/htdigest Require valid-user BrowserMatch "MSIE" AuthDigestEnableQueryStringHack=On Order allow,deny Satisfy any
Now, we need to fix the configuration to match the MythWeb set up, change the
If you do not want to access MythWeb from IE, you can delete the BrowserMatch line.
You also probably do not want to have to enter your password when you are connecting from your local computer, so add the following line between the last two lines:
Allow from 127. 192.168.1.
This will cause passwordless access from both your local machine and your local network (provided you are using the 192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0 subnet)
The configuration should now look something like:
AuthType Digest AuthName "MythTV" AuthUserFile /etc/httpd/conf/extra/httpd-passwords Require valid-user Order allow,deny Allow from 127. 192.168.1. Satisfy any
Save the file.
Next, we will create the
# htdigest -c /etc/httpd/conf/extra/httpd-passwords MythTV myuser
Where myuser is the username you want to use to access MythWeb. Enter the login password when prompted.
If you need more users, omit
-c - otherwise you will overwrite the current file:
# htdigest /etc/httpd/conf/extra/httpd-passwords MythTV myuser2
Now all we need to do now is restart apache's
httpd.service for the changes to take effect.
If you get a 403 Forbidden error, recheck your paths in
If you can not start the apache service, and you get and error like this:
# journalctl -u httpd
... AH00013: Pre-configuration failed ...
Comment out the following line in
LoadModule mpm_event_module modules/mod_mpm_event.so
and use the prefork module instead:
LoadModule mpm_prefork_module modules/mod_mpm_prefork.so