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

Nigel Pearson nigel at ind.tansu.com.au
Sun Oct 28 23:08:27 UTC 2007

On 29/10/2007, at 2:18 AM, Janne Grunau wrote:
> Just let LocalHostName commented in mysql.txt. It will use the  
> machine's
> hostname.

True, but if the user has an empty line like "LocalHostName="
and then goes into the Settings screens and enables
"Use custom identifier" without changing the default
of "my-unique-identifier-goes-here" then they can
wind up with that value in the file.

Not a huge problem, but it is a trade-off of having
the default there for user-documentation purposes,
versus the risk that users will use it in silly ways.

We could have an empty default, the current string,
or the machine's gethostname(). Just can't decide.

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