[mythtv] Why are themes downloaded to /etc/mythtv?

Karl Dietz dekarl at spaetfruehstuecken.org
Sat Dec 10 14:34:20 UTC 2011

On 10.12.2011 14:42, Richard Shaw wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 3:28 AM, Karl Dietz
> <dekarl at spaetfruehstuecken.org>  wrote:
>>> The OP was talking about mythbackend running non-root and as a service.
>>> I.e. No user home folder and no write access to /etc
>>> All of your post is therefore  unsuitable for that task.
>> I don't agree with that. What is so special about running a service as
>> the user mythtv? It gets a nice home, can be added to the video group
>> and granted access to the storage, etc.
> In this case, it's not a regular user, it's created by the install
> package. It does not have a home in /home or a login shell assigned.

no worries, just give it one.
quoting from http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:UsersAndGroups
"HOMEDIR should usually be a directory created and owned by the
  package, with appropriately restrictive permissions. One good choice
  for the location of the directory is the package's data directory in
  case it has one."


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