[mythtv] feedback from guide providers?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Aug 5 06:36:19 UTC 2006

On 08/04/2006 01:36 AM, William Uther wrote:
>    I maintain one of the Australian XMLTV grabber scripts.  I've just  
> been talking with one of the data providers, and we were thinking of  
> a way to provide feedback from the data provider to the user.  At the  
> moment, we're putting in <message></message> tags into the XMLTV  
> data.  When the grabber gets such a tag it then spits it out to  
> standard error.  That approach will cause the output to show up if  
> mythfilldatabase (mfd) is run from a terminal, but the feedback will  
> be lost in normal mythtv operation.
>    So, does anyone have any ideas for a better approach?
>    One possibility would be to leave the <message> tags in the data  
> passed on to mfd and then have mfd log them - I'm not sure if this is  
> any better than the stderr approach.  Otherwise they could be stored  
> in the DB somewhere and a hypothetical "MythNotificationSystem" could  
> bring them to the user's attention.  Seems like a lot of work for  
> what I expect to be very rare messages.  (The current example is,  
> "we're changing URLs, please update your grabber" - something that  
> people will currently only notice after they start running out of  
> guide data.)
> Thoughts?

Doesn't stderr of the script get written to the mfdb log?

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