[packman] systemd unit file ignores minidlna default configuration

Grozdan neutrino8 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 3 11:44:39 CET 2018


On Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 11:24 AM, Bob Williams <usenet at karmasailing.uk> wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Jan 2018 09:44:27 +0100
> Grozdan <neutrino8 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 9:31 AM, Bob Williams <usenet at karmasailing.uk>
>> wrote:
>> > On Tue, 2 Jan 2018 22:16:12 +0100
>> > Grozdan <neutrino8 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >> On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 10:11 PM, Grozdan <neutrino8 at gmail.com>
>> >> wrote:
>> >> > On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 10:00 PM, Bob Williams
>> >> > <usenet at karmasailing.uk> wrote:
>> >> >> On Tue, 2 Jan 2018 21:05:49 +0100
>> >> >> Grozdan <neutrino8 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> >>
>> >> >>> On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 8:51 PM, Bob Williams
>> >> >>> <usenet at karmasailing.uk> wrote:
>> >> >>> > My system is openSUSE Leap 42.3, and I am using the version
>> >> >>> > of minidlna from the packman repository.
>> >> >>> >
>> >> >>> > For some time I have been successfully running a minidlna
>> >> >>> > server which streams music to a Bose Soundtouch device over
>> >> >>> > WiFi. However, it stopped working a few weeks ago, and the
>> >> >>> > SoundTouch device could only find an empty folder.
>> >> >>> >
>> >> >>> > After several re-writes of /etc/minidlna.conf without
>> >> >>> > success, and searching for other versions of minidlna.conf
>> >> >>> > in non-default locations, I finally tracked the culprit down
>> >> >>> > to /usr/lib/systemd/system/minidlna.service which contained
>> >> >>> > the following:
>> >> >>> >
>> >> >>> > [Unit]
>> >> >>> > Description=MiniDLNA UPnP-A/V and DLNA media server
>> >> >>> > After=var-run.mount nss-lookup.target network.target
>> >> >>> > remote-fs.target
>> >> >>> >
>> >> >>> > [Service]
>> >> >>> > Type=forking
>> >> >>> > PIDFile=/var/run/minidlnad.pid
>> >> >>> > ExecStartPre=/usr/sbin/minidlnaconfig
>> >> >>> > EnvironmentFile=-/var/lib/minidlna/rescan.conf
>> >> >>> > ExecStart=/usr/sbin/minidlnad $RESCAN
>> >> >>> > -P /var/run/minidlnad.pid -f /var/lib/minidlna/minidlna.conf
>> >> >>> > [0]
>> >> >>> >
>> >> >>> > [Install]
>> >> >>> > WantedBy=multi-user.target
>> >> >>> >
>> >> >>> > So the unit file was forcing minidlna to use the
>> >> >>> > configuration file in /var/lib/minidlna/minidlna.conf rather
>> >> >>> > than the
>> >> >>> > default /etc/minidlna.conf! /var/lib/minidlna/minidlna.conf
>> >> >>> > pointed to media_dir=/mnt and was recreated at start-up, so
>> >> >>> > even editing the media_dir= line didn't work. Changing the
>> >> >>> > last line in the [Service] stanza to include
>> >> >>> > "-f /etc/minidlna.conf" got things working again - and just
>> >> >>> > in time for Christmas. ;-)
>> >> >>> >
>> >> >>> > I have no idea how this got changed, but I wonder if anyone
>> >> >>> > else has come across anything similar?
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> Works here without issues on 2 computers.
>> >> >>> /var/lib/minidlna/minidlna.conf is used since we read
>> >> >>> /etc/minidlna.conf on startup and create our own version in
>> >> >>> /var/lib/minidlna. Tha's what the minidlnaconfig script does
>> >> >>>
>> >> >> Thank you for that explanation. I wasn't aware of that.
>> >> >>
>> >> >>> Nothing has changed in this configuration for the past few
>> >> >>> updates. The last update was just adding a SuSEfirewall2 file.
>> >> >>> Nothing else was touched
>> >> >>>
>> >> >> I don't use SuSEfirewall2 so it couldn't have been that. Must
>> >> >> have been something here, though I've no idea what.
>> >> >
>> >> > if your original email, you pasted the contents of the service
>> >> > file. I notice a [0] at the very end of the ExecStart line. Is
>> >> > this [0] actually present in the service file or did you made a
>> >> > mistake during copy/paste?
>> >> > if that  [0] is actually part of the service file, something has
>> >> > changed the file. If not, everything looks fine to me and you may
>> >> > try to stop minidlna, clean the /var/lib/minidlna directory
>> >> > completely and lastly, configure /etc/minidlna.conf to your needs
>> >> > then start minidlna
>> >>
>> > The [0] is a copy and paste error. It is not part of the service
>> > file.
>> >> Sorry, you should configure /etc/sysconfig/minidlna as that's the
>> >> actual config file on openSUSE. I don't know why you have
>> >> /etc/minidlna.conf. It is not part of the package
>> >>
>> > Now I'm confused. The man page for minidlna says:
>> >
>> > "The  following  are user configurable options
>> > in /etc/minidlna.conf."
>> >
>> > No mention of /etc/sysconfig/minidlna, which I never knew existed,
>> > until now. This file also seems to require a different syntax
>> > to /etc/minidlna.conf. media_dir statements have to be entered on a
>> > single line separated by pipes, which systemd then rewrites onto
>> > separate lines when it recreates its own version of minidlna.conf
>> >
>> > These changes should be documented somewhere, preferably in man
>> > minidlna.
>> >
>> > I renamed /etc/minidlna.conf to /etc/minidlna.conf.orig and
>> > edited /etc/sysconfig/minidlna to point to my media_dir and then
>> > restarted minidlna. The process failed due to a
>> > missing /etc/minidlna.conf!
>> >
>> >  sudo systemctl -l status minidlna.service
>> > ‚óŹ minidlna.service - MiniDLNA UPnP-A/V and DLNA media server
>> >    Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/minidlna.service;
>> > enabled; vendor preset: disabled) Active: failed (Result:
>> > exit-code) since Wed 2018-01-03 08:20:30 GMT; 2min 17s ago Process:
>> > 5299 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/minidlnad $RESCAN
>> > -P /var/run/minidlnad.pid -f /etc/minidlna.conf (code=exited,
>> > status=255) Process: 5288 ExecStartPre=/usr/sbin/minidlnaconfig
>> > (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS) Main PID: 3325 (code=exited,
>> > status=0/SUCCESS)
>> >
>> > Jan 03 08:20:30 blackbox systemd[1]: Starting MiniDLNA UPnP-A/V and
>> > DLNA media server... Jan 03 08:20:30 blackbox minidlnad[5299]:
>> > [2018/01/03 08:20:30] minidlna.c:548: fatal: Error reading
>> > configuration file /etc/minidlna.conf Jan 03 08:20:30 blackbox
>> > systemd[1]: minidlna.service: Control process exited, code=exited
>> > status=255 Jan 03 08:20:30 blackbox systemd[1]: Failed to start
>> > MiniDLNA UPnP-A/V and DLNA media server. Jan 03 08:20:30 blackbox
>> > systemd[1]: minidlna.service: Unit entered failed state. Jan 03
>> > 08:20:30 blackbox systemd[1]: minidlna.service: Failed with result
>> > 'exit-code'. Jan 03 08:22:42 blackbox systemd[1]: Stopped MiniDLNA
>> > UPnP-A/V and DLNA media server
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I did not originally create the minidlna package (I'm not sure who
>> did, but it might have been Olaf) for openSUSE so I cannot tell you
>> why he did it this way. I only maintain currently the package and am
>> not inclined in changing it a lot. Olaf must have had good reasons for
>> doing what he did, and he usually knows what he does. That is, if he
>> made the package.
>>
> I'm grateful for your help. I would be interested to hear from Olaf as to why he set it up this way.
>
>> That said, on openSUSE systems, the config of minidlna is in
>> /etc/sysconfig/minidlna. You should edit that file. On openSUSE, there
>> is no /etc/minidlna.conf
>>
> As I said above, this should be documented somewhere. I can't remember, but I suppose I must have written my own /etc/minidlna.conf as that is what man minidlna says.

Hi,

I updated the spec file to change the path in the man page to correct
one for openSUSE.

>
>> your service file failed because it should be using -f
>> /var/lib/minidlna/minidlna.conf instead of -f /etc/minidlna.conf in
>> StartExec. The service file of the package does not point to
>> /etc/minidlna.conf. You probably changed the service file
>>
> Correct. I had forgotten that. I have now re-edited the service file and everything is now working the 'openSUSE' way.
>
> Many thanks for your help.
>
> --
> Bob Williams
>    System:  Linux 4.4.103-36-default
>    Distro:  openSUSE 42.3 (x86_64)
>    Desktop: KDE Frameworks: 5.32.0, Qt: 5.6.2 and Plasma: 5.8.7
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