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

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 14:45:02 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 10:40 AM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 07/23/2012 10:18 AM, Steven Adeff wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 10:12 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>> 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.  :)
>> yea, agreed! I wanted to see how trying that would affect things. not
>> as clean and neat as a simple symlink, though it does look to avoid
>> having to NFS mount your icon location to each frontend (? for better
>> or worse?)
> Yeah.  I actually hate NFS, so I just have a copy at the same location on
> each frontend/backend system, but I do store it in my MythTV storage area,
> rather than in ~/.mythtv, and use the symlink from ~/.mythtv/channels to the
> actual location.
>> I figured it would get looked at eventually, as there does seem to be
>> a big push to use storage groups for everything, but the lesser stuff
>> like this is not a rush. I'd prefer time be spent on MythMusic being
>> able to use storage groups =D
> Yeah, we're still trying to decide how to handle the "explosion" of SG
> locations.  There's a good chance that we'll do something that doesn't add a
> ton of new "special" SG's (those that show a "Create a <Name> Storage Group"
> button in the editor), but still allows a good bit of configurability (at
> least of some parent locations).
> Mike

does that add more of a mess in the code or in how a user sets things up?

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