[mythtv-users] Empty iconmap.xml

Michael Haan michael.haan at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 21:23:03 UTC 2005

Thanks - I'll give it a shot when I get home.

On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 12:08:38 -0800, Bruce Markey <bjm at lvcm.com> wrote:
> Michael Haan wrote:
> > I know those things are not included with gentoo, and I'm ok with
> > that.  I also know zap2it is the site and that it's actually data
> > direct and that the icons really come from xmltv.  It all boils down
> ;-) The icons come from zap2it; xmltv is still just grabber software =).
> > to this:  I don't care enough for icons to install xmltv but there
> > appears to be marginal support for icons even without xmltv.
> Gotcha, which is why there is the master list. It includes the
> national networks and major cities for people who don't want to
> muck with xmltv for this small task. MythTV only needs icon
> images and the path to the image stored in the channel table.
> There are other websites that have icons and some people grab
> these then manually add the paths into the database but this is
> even more work.
> > Unfortunately, downloading master_iconmap.xml did not work.  However,
> > if you'rt willing to generate the file for me, that would be much
> > appreciated.  I have both comcast digital and analog cable in zip code
> > 22301.  Thank-you in advance for your help.
> Attached.
> Michael Haan wrote:
> > Error retrieving icon from
> > 'http://tvlistings2.zap2it.com/tms_network_logos/cspan2_30.jpg' to
> > file '/home/mythtv/.mythtv/channels/cspan2_30.jpg'
> >
> > I also get a _mythtv directory with a channels sub-dir containing a
> > bunch of icon files, and .mythtv directory containing a mysql.txt
> > file, and an empty channels sub-directory.
> I don't think this is a problem with the icon map. If I had to guess
> it would be something like the process user id didn't have permission
> to write to the dir or something. However, if it did write them into
> "_mythtv" as an alternative, you should be able to just copy them to
> the correct path.
> --  bjm
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