[mythtv-users] Channel icons

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Fri Oct 5 17:02:50 UTC 2007

Michael T. Dean wrote:
> a) (Ugly hack) create a /home/nonexistant-user/.mythtv directory and
> copy channels to that dir on each machine
> b) (Proper approach)
>    1) open a brand new shell (assuming BASH),
>    2) run the following commands (adjusting destination as appropriate)
>       mv ~/.mythtv/channels /video/channels
>       export MYTHCONFDIR=/video
>       mythfilldatabase --reset-icon-map all
>       mythfilldatabase --update-icon-map
>       exit
> Note that mythfilldatabase will always put channel icons in a "channels"
> directory underneath MYTHCONFDIR, so we simply set the MYTHCONFDIR to an
> exported location (or a location in which we want to put the channels
> directory for export).  This approach works whether you're using the
> same username on each machine or not and works for those whose channels
> currently exist in the root user's HOME directory.
> For those who didn't follow the earlier suggestion, start with
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/286366#286366 before
> doing b, above.
Is there a particular reason why the icons aren't stored once in the master 
backend (like most everything else) and then sent over the wire as required?

Mike Perkins

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