Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#12096 closed Bug Report - General (fixed)

mythweb requires 'a2enmod cgi' on debian

Reported by: dannf@… Owned by: Stuart Auchterlonie
Priority: minor Milestone: 0.27.1
Component: Plugin - MythWeb Version: 0.27-fixes
Severity: medium Keywords:
Cc: Ticket locked: no


I'm using the Debian packages for 0.27. The site was immediately usable upon installing mythweb, but I was unable to access the asx stream and the video downloads - each would give me a 404.

I tracked this down to the fact that Debian seems to ship with the cgi module disabled by default. Things started working after a "sudo a2enmod cgi". Mind noting this in the INSTALL file?

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by gigem

Resolution: Invalid
Status: newclosed

Debian does not package MythTV. It is done by someone outside of Debian *for* Debian and his packages often have problems. All problems with those packages should be reported to the person who packages it, mot to MythTV and not to Debian.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by john-mythtv@…

I don't think anyone would argue that the debian packaging setup is ideal. However, if you leave out the mention of Debian specifically, wouldn't it be nice for the INSTALL file to note that the cgi module is needed? It is after all.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by dannf@…

Resolution: Invalid
Status: closednew

The INSTALL file I was reading is the same as in current mythweb git, and fails to mention the cgi mod. How is that a bug created by the deb-multimedia packages? It could be placed under the Ubuntu section if you prefer - Ubuntu also has the cgi mod disabled by default.

[Yes, I'm aware that they are not part of Debian, but they are the canonical packages *for* Debian that I've been using for ~8 years.]

If you still don't consider this a bug for some reason, please let me know and I'll see if Christian can carry a patch.

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by gigem

Sorry. You emphasized the 'Debian' packages and I stopped reading right there since the only 'Debian' packages I know of are the DMO ones and neither we nor Debian want anything to do with them. For future reference, even if the Ubuntu packages install on Debian, they are still Ubuntu packages and calling them such will help to lessen any confusion. Also, MythWeb is dying unless someone steps up to maintain it.

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by Stuart Auchterlonie

Owner: changed from Rob Smith to Stuart Auchterlonie
Status: newaccepted

It's not hard to just add a comment to the INSTALL file. Taking this ticket....

comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by Stuart Auchterlonie <stuarta@…>

Resolution: fixed
Status: acceptedclosed

In 022cc273cb7d888f7db90ce779af6e7e143b049f/mythweb:

Fixes #12096. Add a note to enable cgi for asx streaming

comment:7 Changed 7 years ago by Stuart Auchterlonie <stuarta@…>

In b4983f178bc847bfe7647ce5b9f235f5d2cbe362/mythweb:

Fixes #12096. Add a note to enable cgi for asx streaming
(cherry picked from commit 022cc273cb7d888f7db90ce779af6e7e143b049f)

comment:8 Changed 7 years ago by Stuart Auchterlonie

Milestone: unknown0.27.1
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