[mythtv-users] Mythweb Channel Icon problem

Jay Foster jayf0ster at roadrunner.com
Sat Sep 22 19:52:01 UTC 2018

On 09/22/2018 09:19 AM, John Pilkington wrote:
> On 20/09/18 13:36, Edmund Na wrote:
>> The routine which copies Channel Icon images from Myth to Mythweb 
>> isn’t working correctly.
>> At all times when I view Channel Icons on a frontend or in 
>> mythtv-setup I see what I expect, but recently a couple of images 
>> were updated and then they didn’t display on Mythweb – they showed as 
>> missing/corrupted image rather than no image.
>> The icons are stored in /home/mythtv/.mythtv/channels/ and have user 
>> and group permission mythtv, but they are readable by all.
>> Mythweb seems to access the images from 
>> /var/cache/mythweb/image_cache and most images here are correct. I 
>> understand that when a new icon is added or used something copies it 
>> to the image_cache folder. In my case that process is producing 
>> corrupted images; each is 44Bytes. It is an empty xml file. This is 
>> the same for PNG and jpg.
>> If I manually copy the icons from channels to image_cache I see the 
>> images I expect on Mythweb, however I would like to see if I can 
>> understand what is going wrong as this may indicate something else is 
>> wrong.
>> I am running Myth 0.28.0+fixes.20160413 and Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS
> I've been puzzled by this thread.  I haven't seen channel icons for 
> several months and understood that direct downloads in mythtv-setup 
> were being blocked at source.  I just tried it and still see no icons. 
> Perhaps you have a different source or are using old downloads.
> See the last section of
> https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Channel_icons
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For me, the auto icon download has never worked (started with 0.21, now 
on 0.28), so I have always manually searched for the channel icon and 
manually download it (to ~/.mythtv/channels), and manually configure it 
in mythtv-backend-setup -> channel editor.


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