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    v5 linux nextpvr-helper.deb installer

    Today sub released a beta version of a Debian based installer for NextPVR v5. This should work on any apt based linux including Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, Raspian and Armbian

    This installer should do download all the requirements for running NextPVRServer and create a service to control the server. The server runs as user nextpvr as a security issue.

    1. To download and install the .deb file

    curl https://nextpvr.com/nextpvr-helper.deb -O

    If you don't have curl installed you will need to run the following, it will be needed in the installer.

    sudo apt install curl

    sudo apt install ./nextpvr-helper.deb --install-recommends

    the ./ is important

    2. To update to a new beta version of nextpvr

    sudo dpkg -i nextpvr-helper.deb

    I will announce new versions of the deb in this thread

    3. To uninstall the program files (except dotnet)

    sudo apt remove nextpvr-helper

    to remove the npvr.db3 database config files etc

    sudo apt purge nextpvr-helper

    and finally to remove any dependencies

    sudo apt purge nextpvr-helper
    Last edited by mvallevand; 2019-08-09 at 03:43 PM.

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    Controlling the server

    The installer creates a server that is run automatically after the install

    1. Check status sudo not required

    service nextpvr-server status

    2. Stop server

    sudo service nextpvr-server stop

    3. start server

    sudo service nextpvr-server start
    or
    sudo service nextpvr-server restart

    4. to have server not start automatically

    sudo systemctl disable nextpvr-server

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    Folder permissions

    Note that all recording folders set up for use by the service not on a share need to be set up for the appropriate permission for use by the nextpvr server and video group members

    #allow access to video group
    chgrp video folder

    #give video group write permission
    chmod +775 folder

    # new file create with video group
    chmod g+s folder

    # give write access to video group
    setfacl -d -m g::rwX folder

    The .deb file includes a script to help set these. Here example usage

    Code:
    sudo /opt/nextpvr/shell/nextpvr-recording.sh /videos/livetv
    sudo /opt/nextpvr/shell/nextpvr-recording.sh /videos/recordings
    sudo /opt/nextpvr/shell/nextpvr-recording.sh /movies
    If you don't want to give access to the video group you will need to chown for the folder to the nextpvr user and you can ignore the group settings.

    Martin
    Last edited by mvallevand; 2019-08-07 at 08:11 PM.

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    Sub, has uploaded the new version of the .deb installer with the following sha256 chksm

    b54599af37c8ba56e02696e2ed28c8f1312bfe2416350df1ec 73396885c96453 nextpvr-helper.deb

    This version makes unzip a requirement for and changes permissions on the recordings folder. A script is also included to helps set this permission. I have updated the previous post on permissions with more information.

    Please post support questions in the linux subforum https://forums.nextpvr.com/forumdisplay.php?67-Linux

    Martin

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    Martin,

    Is there any plan to have Nextend available on Linux?

    Craig

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDinger View Post
    Is there any plan to have Nextend available on Linux?
    Not only plans but also actions ... https://forums.nextpvr.com/showthrea...073#post539073
    i5 750 2.67 GHz, 6 Gig, 1000 Gig, Nvidia N710
    2 x Hauppauge WinTV QuadHD DVB-T2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    Not only plans but also actions ... https://forums.nextpvr.com/showthrea...073#post539073

    Awesome....sorry I missed seeing it but thanks for pointing it out. I've been using tvheadend because I needed something to work with Ubuntu. Now I have my NextPVR.

    Craig

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