[mythtv] Ticket #4109: LocalHostName should not default to "my-unique-identifier-goes-here"

Daniel Burr dburr at virginbroadband.com.au
Sun Oct 28 14:11:39 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-10-28 at 09:55 +0000, MythTV wrote:
>  This breaks backwards compatibility because if somebody updates mythtv
>  without adding a value for LocalHostName to their FE and BE configurations
>  then they will both break: the BE will refuse to start because there is no
>  BackendServerIP corresponding to the hostname "my-unique-identifier-goes-
>  here" and the FE will write duplicate entries to the mythconverg.settings
>  table with the hostname column set to "my-unique-identifier-goes-here".

There is another case where this causes problems: if the backend(s) and
frontend(s) share a common mythtv user with a common NFS mounted home
directory then it is no longer possible to share a single
~/.mythtv/mysql.txt to configure them all because they all require
different values for LocalHostName.   Using the host name as the default
value causes everything to work smoothly again.


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