Bug#803173: [mediatomb] Cannot start

Antonio Marcos López Alonso amlopezalonso at gmail.com
Tue Oct 27 16:43:39 UTC 2015

Package: mediatomb
Version: 0.12.1-47-g7ab7616-1
Severity: grave

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Since one of the latest system upgrades, mediatomb has ceased to work, not 
even with "service mediatomb restart" as some previous report stated.

Output of "service mediatomb status" follows:

● mediatomb.service - UPnP MediaServer
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/mediatomb.service; disabled; vendor 
preset: enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since mar 2015-10-27 16:30:21 WET; 11min 
  Process: 15963 ExecStopPost=/sbin/ifconfig $MT_INTERFACE -allmulti 
(code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
  Process: 15960 ExecStopPost=/sbin/route del -net netmask 
(code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
  Process: 15951 ExecStart=/usr/bin/mediatomb -d -u $MT_USER -g $MT_GROUP -P 
/run/mediatomb.pid -l $MT_LOGFILE -m $MT_HOME -f $MT_CFGDIR -p $MT_PORT -e 
$MT_INTERFACE (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
  Process: 15948 ExecStartPre=/sbin/ifconfig $MT_INTERFACE allmulti 
(code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
  Process: 15945 ExecStartPre=/sbin/route add -net netmask 
$MT_INTERFACE (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
  Process: 15942 ExecStartPre=/bin/grep -q MT_USER /etc/default/mediatomb 
(code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
 Main PID: 15952 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

oct 27 16:30:21 ... systemd[1]: Starting UPnP MediaServer...
oct 27 16:30:21 ... systemd[1]: Started UPnP MediaServer.
oct 27 16:30:21 ... systemd[1]: mediatomb.service: Main process exited, 
code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
oct 27 16:30:21 ... systemd[1]: mediatomb.service: Unit entered failed state.
oct 27 16:30:21 ... systemd[1]: mediatomb.service: Failed with result 'exit-

--- System information. ---
Architecture: amd64
Kernel:       Linux 4.2.0-1-amd64

Debian Release: stretch/sid
  900 testing         security.debian.org 
  900 testing         ftp.es.debian.org 
  500 wily            ppa.launchpad.net 
  500 unstable        ftp.es.debian.org 
  500 trusty          ppa.launchpad.net 
  500 stable          update.devolo.com 
  500 stable          kxstudio.linuxaudio.org 
  500 stable          dl.google.com 
  500 sid             linux.dropbox.com 
  500 lucid           ppa.launchpad.net 
  500 gcc5            kxstudio.linuxaudio.org 

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