[mythtv-users] MythTV: Configuration
rstanaford at gmail.com
Sun Feb 4 14:24:00 UTC 2007
On 2/4/07, Mike Perkins <mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk> wrote:
> Nick Morrott wrote:
> > mysql.txt can reside in:
> >  /.mythtv/mysql.txt
> >  /home/$MYTHTV_USER/.mythtv/mysql.txt
> >  /root/.mythtv/mysql.txt
> >  /etc/mythtv/mysql.txt
> >  /usr/share/mythtv/mysql.txt
> >  /usr/local/share/mythtv/mysql.txt
> >  /usr/local/etc/mythtv/mysql.txt
> As a matter of interest, can someone enlighten me as why this file
> appears in so many places? I wouldn't have considered it necessary to
> put this information in more than one place, /etc/mythtv is probably
> where it needs to be.
You are correct. The directory /etc/mythtv is likely where it needs to be,
or at least where the process will search by default. I come from the BSD
world, FreeBSD specifically, and as far as I understand it, paths beginning
with /usr/share are where config files are placed upon installation of the
package for documentation and purposes of example.
The instances where the file appears in a home directoy, /root being the
home for the root user, of course, it could be an instance of the process
being executed as that particular user. But I'm not sure why that would
Anyway, I hope this helps a little.
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