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Mon Feb 11 13:11:03 EST 2013
> Is there a compelling reason why the settings, cache, pvr file etc.
> can't be stored in the get_iplayer folder itself?
> In other words, is it possible for the installer to install GiP as a
> truely *portable* application? AFAIK, everything in the get_iplayer
> folder can be run from a memory stick without problems - provided the
> two folders are present in Documents and Settings.
> If it is possible, then it would be possible to install offline and
> move it between computers, with obvious benefits given the recent
> problems with outages. Updates would still be online, of course.
I agree this would be handy. I just moved PCs and I got everything
from my iPlayer directory and even copied %USERPROFILE%/.get_iplayer
contents but managed to miss C:\Users\All Users\get_iplayer options
file which defines the following:
and without which get_iplayer.pl doesn't work too well. Even looking
closely at the get_iplayer.pl file didn't help me find where the global
options file was trying to be read from, I ended up having to run
process monitor to see what it was trying to access. Once I managed to
copy that across from my old PC everything worked perfectly.
Perhaps we could add an optional parameter --config_path which specifies
where the config files should live. Personally I'd default it to "."
so everything was in the same directory / or a subdirectory off the main
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