[mythtv-users] Creating DVD with menu fails in MythArchive with "IOError: cannot open resource"

Bob Shanteau rmshant at gmail.com
Sun Apr 24 00:09:05 UTC 2011

On 04/23/2011 10:27 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 04/23/2011 01:07 PM, faginbagin wrote:
>> Mytharchive can't find the font called for by the theme you are using.
> Make sure you're running current 0.24-fixes, because there was a bug fix that updated MythArchive to use the new location of the shared fonts directory, which was missed when the fonts were moved before 0.24 release.

Thanks, that clue was very helpful. In MythDora, I opened Add/Remove 
Programs (actually the Package Manager) and enabled the repository 
titled, "MythDora 12 testing (X86_64)". When I opened Software Update, 
it offered to update me to MythDora 0.24-6 (from 0.24-2), which I did, 
and now all is OK. It even fixed another problem I was having (with it 
not erasing a DVD-RW disk before burning).

I could have enabled the "MythDora 12 testing (X86_64)" repository 
during the original installation of MythDora 12.23, but I figured that 
repo was for bleeding edge testing, not for the latest releases. Oh 
well, live and learn.

The DVD installation instructions on the MythDora web site say, "You 
should choose to enable mythdora-updates repo in the 'Extra Software 
Repository' section of the customize screen." But that repository is 
enabled by default in the installation package while the testing 
repository is not. No mention is made of the testing repository in the 
DVD installation instructions, and I can find none in the MythDora forum.

I will mention how useful enabling the testing repository was to 
MythDora's authors.

Bob Shanteau

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