[mythtv] Why are themes downloaded to /etc/mythtv?

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 10 13:42:06 UTC 2011

On Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 3:28 AM, Karl Dietz
<dekarl at spaetfruehstuecken.org> wrote:
>> The OP was talking about mythbackend running non-root and as a service.
>> I.e. No user home folder and no write access to /etc
>> All of your post is therefore  unsuitable for that task.
> I don't agree with that. What is so special about running a service as
> the user mythtv? It gets a nice home, can be added to the video group
> and granted access to the storage, etc.

In this case, it's not a regular user, it's created by the install
package. It does not have a home in /home or a login shell assigned.


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