[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #4593: /.mythtv/ should *not* get created (blank homedir)

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Feb 5 23:17:38 UTC 2008

On 02/05/2008 05:41 PM, Nigel Pearson wrote:
> Ignoring will not be a quick patch though -
> it has to support Unix, Unix running as root
> (where HOME might actually be '/'), and Windows.
> How about exit with a message like "Cannot continue -
> there is no home directory set for storing configuration.
> Please set the HOME or MYTHCONFDIR environment variables"
> That should cover the Unixes.
> (I will have to test what Windows needs)

I'd recommend leaving MYTHCONFDIR an "undocumented" approach--i.e. just 
ask the user to set the HOME environment variable.  If they are capable 
of determining the consequences of running with a HOME directory and a 
MYTHCONFDIR set to different values (i.e. capable of reading through the 
code), they'll be able to find out about the MYTHCONFDIR.  :)


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