[mythtv-commits] Ticket #6450: Offer to remove $HOME/.ICEauthority to make mytharchive function properly

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Sat Apr 11 03:40:14 UTC 2009

#6450: Offer to remove $HOME/.ICEauthority to make mytharchive function properly
 Reporter:  philip at yhbt.com       |       Owner:  paulh     
     Type:  defect                |      Status:  new       
 Priority:  critical              |   Milestone:  0.21.1    
Component:  Plugin - MythArchive  |     Version:  0.21-fixes
 Severity:  high                  |     Mlocked:  0         
 This bug has existed since at least 2007.  I just discovered the following
 page.  I always wondered why mytharchive just stopped working when I
 reinstalled my box.

 All of my problems went away by simply removing the $HOME/.ICEauthority
 file.  If this file is not removed mytharchive and the utilities that it
 uses simply DO not function properly at all and they error out.  See the
 logs in here:


 Here is what I recommend:

 When the GUI first loads the mytharchive screen have the code check for
 the existence of this file.  If it finds it have the code prompt the user
 to delete it with the following dialog:

 "On certain Linux distributions the presence of a .ICEauthority file can
 interfere with mytharchive functioning properly.  Most users do not need a
 .ICEauthority file.  Would you like MythArchive to remove it for you so
 that it will function properly?"

 Yes, this time
 Yes, always remove it

 If someone wants to dig a little deeper to figure out what the problem is
 that's fine.  I'm sure removing the .ICEauthority file is something of a
 kludge but HEY it FIXES the problem and to the end user that's ALL they
 care about!

 I'm running 19961 as packaged in Mythbuntu 9.04 Beta.

Ticket URL: <http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/6450>
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