[packman] systemd unit file ignores minidlna default configuration
usenet at karmasailing.uk
Tue Jan 2 22:00:44 CET 2018
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>
> > 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 
> > [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
I don't use SuSEfirewall2 so it couldn't have been that. Must have been something here, though I've no idea what.
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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