[mythtv] Hostname change broke mythtv, yet alittle more complicated than sed can fix...

James Armstrong james at thearmstrongs.org
Wed Oct 18 12:44:16 UTC 2006

On 10/18/2006 4:29 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 10/18/06 02:47, Kenneth Padgett wrote:
>> So it wasn't until after a change in hostname did I realize mythtv was
>> going to break everything and loose track of my settings, recordings,
>> everything basically, but even worse, it created new junk hostname
>> settings and such I need to get rid of!!!
>> The problem actually was caused by a swap out of routers and change in
>> reverse DNS (which is how my box has been getting it's names). Anyway,
>> the problem I have now is, through various router swaps/reconfigures,
>> the box has taken on 3 different names over the past year (3 different
>> routers w/ different DNS names wouldn't you know), and there's three
>> sets of settings. The ones I want is mythtv.local, the others are
>> pvr.lan and localhost.localdomain. The box is now named
>> localhost.localdomain as I realized naming the box on the router's DNS
>> is what was causing all this, so I give up with that. Also, I can't
>> easily go back to mythtv.local on my router, I know, that would be too
>> easy.

I (and others) have had this problem before and I believe for a long 
time now there can be a hostname override in the mythtv.txt file.

- James

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