[mythtv-users] 0.25 channel icons not being found/opened

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Sun Jul 22 14:30:21 UTC 2012

On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 10:21 AM, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 7:11 AM, Gordon McCrae <gordon.mccrae at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The "issue" is that mythtv-setup simply puts the icon images in the
>> ~/.mythtv/channels folder of the user running mythtv-setup (lets say root),
>> but MythFrontend is looking for them in the StorageGroup "Channels".
>> To fix the problem, the first thing you need to do is move the
>> /root/.mythtv/channels folder somewhere that it's accessible by all of the
>> frontends, I'd suggest putting it under your main MythTV folder, so
>> something like /data/mythtv for example.
>> You would then have a folder called /data/mythtv/channels.
>> Now start mythtv-setup and go into option #7 "Storage Directories" and
>> create a new one called "ChannelIcons", this is hard coded into MythFrontend
>> as the StorageGroup to query.
>> Add the location /data/mythtv/channels to this storage group.
>> Now you need to go into option #6 "Channel Editor" and select each channel
>> in turn.
>> For each channel, you need to edit the field labelled "Icon:", which should
>> have "/root/.mythtv/channels/blah.jpg". You need to change this so it just
>> reads "blah.jpg". One of the side affects here is that mythtv-setup will
>> no-longer show the icon against the channel as it doesn't seem to understand
>> StorageGroups.
> ok, so I actually did that after looking at the patch. I've yet to
> really "test" it. I had previously just symlinked all the requried
> ./mythtv/channels folders to my nfs shared location. of course I'd
> prefer not to have to do that.
> the ChannelIcons storage group should also be created automatically
> with the others.
> also,
> update channel set icon = replace(icon,'replaceme','');
> much easier...


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