[mythtv] Configuration files
Edward.Wildgoose at FRMHedge.com
Thu Apr 3 15:16:30 EST 2003
> Is there a reason why the configuration files for Myth aren't put in
> /etc/mythtv? It seems like a more standard location that
> /usr/local/share/mythtv. Also, naming them <component>.conf or
> <component>rc (using mythtv or mythfrontend for mysql.txt, since it contains
> conf data for myth, not mysql) seems more in line with the accepted unix
> conffile naming scheme.
If you were to entertain the idea of a few structural changes, my 2p (or cent) would be to suggest defaulting the TV video files location as well. Perhaps to be something like /var/myth/video, with /var/myth/music, etc being other subdirectories.
I can see that most unix people will be setting up a mounted partition to store the video/picture/music files (and for good reason), however, I have always tended to mount these things under /var rather than /mnt (or perhaps under both). Perhaps my idea on where to mount stuff is wrong of course.
The motive is that the default location can easily be created on a single partition for users who don't want to set things up (properly?), and no changes to the default .conf files is required.
In answer to the question below, I guess that Isaac is heading towards having all config info in the mysql db, however, this still leaves the mysql.conf file needing a home. I think /etc makes sense, but I am not a long time linux admin...
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