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

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Jul 23 14:09:39 UTC 2012

On 07/23/2012 09:57 AM, Steven Adeff wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 9:48 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 07/22/2012 06:21 AM, Mike Perkins wrote:
>>> On 22/07/12 05:00, Steven Adeff wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 11:41 PM, Bill Meek wrote:
>>>>> On 07/21/2012 10:20 PM, Steven Adeff wrote:
>>>>>> On Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 11:18 PM, Bill Meek wrote:
>>>>>>> No, they're built in storage groups. See Jonatan's link above
>>>>>>> (I added the line number.)
>>>>>> what does that mean "built in"? that I can't control where those
>>>>>> storage groups point to?
>>>>> You control the configuration directory, which is probably
>>>>> $HOME/.mythtv. Or, it could be $MYTHCONFDIR. The rest of
>>>>> the path is fixed.
>>>> ok, so that is not a storage group it's a fixed path based on a system
>>>> variable.
>>> I rather fancy a "built-in" storage group has the /name/ of the group
>>> fixed. There should be no reason why you cannot allocate them disk space
>>> anywhere you wish just like any other storage group.
>> If we supported changing the directory list of the built-in Storage Groups,
>> you'd have a UI to do so.  If you change any of the built-in SG directory
>> lists, some things will almost definitely break.
> Understood. From what I've noticed, mythtv-setup doesn't support it,
> so it will always put it in ~/.mythtv/channels AND in the channel
> table place the full /home/<user>/.mythtv/channels/  in front of the
> icon file.
> so when the user adds new icons they will have to link their user
> channels folder to the location of their storage group, and remove the
> folder info in the channel table. so a big *at your own risk*
> disclaimer.

No, if you put your channel icons into a shared network directory (or 
place a copy on each frontend in a MythTV storage location--after all, 
it's tiny compared to recordings), then symlink ~/.mythtv/channels to 
that directory, all should work fine (at least it does for me).


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