[mythtv-users] mythweb not displaying newly-added channel icons

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Sep 9 00:28:32 UTC 2010

  On 09/08/2010 07:44 PM, Gabe Rubin wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 6:59 PM, David Lasker wrote:
>> I added a few more channels, which showed up fine in mythweb. Then, a few
>> minutes later, I manually downloaded their icons, stored them in
>> ~/.mythtv/channels, and updated the “icon” field in the channel table to
>> their path. I then restarted the back end and ran mythfilldatabase.
>> The newly added icons show up just fine in the mythtv front end, but they do
>> not show up on mythweb. At first I thought it might be a browser cache
>> issue, but I tried on a different PC that has never run mythweb, and they
>> are still missing.
> I have had this same issue in the past and found that I need to copy
> my icons into the mythweb directory.  I thought that was weird, but
> will mythweb automatically look for them elsewhere?  I also have my
> icons in the /home/mythweb/.mythtv/channels directory.

MythWeb asks the backend for the channel icons.  If the user running the 
backend doesn't have permissions on the directories leading up to the 
channel icon storage directory (which is likely if your backend and 
frontend run as different users), then the backend can't provide them.


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