[mythtv-users] more about config.xml

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Sep 3 13:23:36 UTC 2012

On 09/03/2012 05:43 AM, John Pilkington wrote:
> After needing to add
> "<LocalHostName>profile_identifier</LocalHostName>"
> to config.xml  I thought it might be a good idea to make the file 
> read-only.
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/527187#527187
> Now I see  "Could not open settings file /home/John/.mythtv/config.xml 
> for writing" after calls to
> mythutil --clearcutlist
> mythtranscode --mpeg2 --buildindex
> mythpreviewgen
> The calls seem to do what is expected.  Do they need write access? 
> Would my edit be in danger if they had it?

Let me just say that in unstable/development, handling has changed 
completely and 0.26 and above should be much more sensible in config.xml 
handling.  However, by making it read-only, MythTV apps will be unable 
to fix the configuration file if anything ever needs changing.


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