[packman] systemd unit file ignores minidlna default configuration

Grozdan neutrino8 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 2 21:05:49 CET 2018

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

Nothing has changed in this configuration for the past few updates.
The last update was just adding a SuSEfirewall2 file. Nothing else was

> Bob
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Yours truly

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