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

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Jul 23 14:12:26 UTC 2012

On 07/23/2012 10:09 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 07/23/2012 09:57 AM, Steven Adeff wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 9:48 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>> 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).

That said, we will eventually fix up the channel icons mess...  I'm not 
saying that it's perfect, now, just that we don't need "fancy" 
workarounds or direct DB editing to make it work everywhere.  :)


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