[mythtv-users] myth 0.25 prolific log messages

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun May 27 04:58:31 UTC 2012

On 05/26/2012 11:35 PM, Dan Littlejohn wrote:
> On Sat, May 26, 2012 at 9:42 PM, Bill Meek wrote:
>> On 05/26/2012 09:05 PM, Dan Littlejohn wrote:
>> ...
>>> Also, I am seeing these errors when the frontend starts up
>>>       SG() Error: Could not create builtinStorage Group directory
>>> '/dev/null/.mythtv/themes' for 'Themes'
>>> I am using a user account so I don't understand why it would be trying to
>>> use /dev/null instead of the /home/<user>
>>> Anyone have some insight.  Using a pretty resent 0.25/fixes build on
>>> Gentoo.
>> Do you have $MYTHCONFDIR set to /dev/null?
> I don't believe I have MYTHCONFDIR set at all and from poking around I am
> not sure where I would set it.  In /etc/profile or ~/.bashrc?  My
> installation is very old so it probably something that got added I did not
> know I now need.

No, you have HOME set to /dev/null in the environment that's starting 
the frontend.  You need to fix your frontend start script.


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