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[solved] tvheadend as systemd-service: not starting

Added by joky joky almost 6 years ago

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The issue caused by the user-setting of systemd. I don't know why it works in shell as user hts but not in systemd as user hts but as long as it works (and tvheadend doesn't run as root) I'm fine:

working tvheadend.service (ubuntu LTS):

[Unit]
Description=tvheadend
Wants=network.target

[Service]
PIDFile=/run/tvheadend.pid
Type=simple
ExecStart=/usr/bin/tvheadend  -s -c /data/hts/config -u hts -g hts -p /run/tvheadend.pid
Restart=always
RestartSec=3

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target


Hi,

I'm running tvheadend connected to a local CA-card via oscam, sat-ip receivers as source and RPI2/3 as clients.
Recently I updated to the most recent tvheadend version, updated the systemd-scripts and added a monit-config, to supervise tvheadend.

Now I can run tvheadend in console (as root or user hts) but not using systemd, because the latter seems to exit/crash.
I disabled caclient because starting with systemd even caused issues there - without any success.

[....]
Apr 14 07:50:24 hts tvheadend[13034]: mpegts: 11876H in Astra 19.2E (0x557118510730) - deleting
Apr 14 07:50:24 hts tvheadend[13034]: epgdb: save start
Apr 14 07:50:25 hts tvheadend[13034]: epgdb: stored (size 2877421)
Apr 14 07:50:25 hts tvheadend[13034]: STOP: Exiting HTS Tvheadend
[email protected]:~# systemctl status tvheadend.service
● tvheadend.service - tvheadend
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/tvheadend.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: inactive (dead) since Fre 2017-04-14 07:50:25 CEST; 5min ago
  Process: 13031 ExecStart=/bin/sh -c /usr/bin/tvheadend -f -s -c /data/hts/config -u hts -g hts -p /run/tvheadend.pid -a -1 --satip_xml http://10.19.11.10:8080/desc.xml --satip
 Main PID: 13031 (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)

The config files:

[Unit]
Description=tvheadend
Wants=network.target

[Service]
User=hts
PIDFile=/run/tvheadend.pid
Type=simple
# BusName=org.tvheadend.server
ExecStart=/usr/bin/tvheadend -f -s -c /data/hts/config -u hts -g hts -p /run/tvheadend.pid -a -1 --satip_xml http://10.19.11.10:8080/desc.xml --satip_xml http://10.19.12.10:8080/desc.xml --satip_xml http://10.19.13.50:80/rootDescr
# Restart=always
# RestartSec=9

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

Is there anything I missed? Might it be a bug in the latest tvheadend version?

kind regards


Replies (5)

RE: tvheadend as systemd-service: not starting - Added by Robert Cameron almost 6 years ago

In your unit file, you are forking/daemonizing the tvheadend process, but you do not have the "Type" set to "forking". Try changing it from "simple" to "forking".

I could be wrong, but that's how my unit file is set up, and I don't have any problems with it ...

RE: tvheadend as systemd-service: not starting - Added by joky joky almost 6 years ago

hi!

thank you for your response, but it was forking before :-(

regards

RE: tvheadend as systemd-service: not starting - Added by Joe User almost 6 years ago

Upgraded from what version?

It seems to be exiting, not crashing. Need more of tvheadend log to see why it is exiting...

Does it automatically get restarted?

RE: tvheadend as systemd-service: not starting - Added by Joe User almost 6 years ago

joky joky wrote:

[Service]
User=hts

BTW - if you already initially run the tvheadend as user hts, you should not specify -u hts -g hts.

RE: [solved] tvheadend as systemd-service: not starting - Added by joky joky almost 6 years ago

Hi Joe User,

removing "User=hts" resolved that issue! See updated post above

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