[mythtv] mythfilldatabase environment requirements

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 00:55:22 UTC 2007

On 04/10/2007, Robin Gilks <g8ecj at gilks.org> wrote:

> See my email that started this thread - HOME and PATH are set correctly
> (as checked using /proc/[pid]/environ) for the backend. The problem I have

Sorry about that. My bad.

> appears to be with the python grabber - it requires something that nobody
> seems to know about :-(

For some environment debugging when MythTV runs MFDB, how about
changing the MFDB command to a simple script which dumps the env info
when MFDB runs (i.e. what the nz-py grabber is seeing) and then
returning true? At least this way you could compare the env vars
available when running the grabber from the commandline and when run
via MFDB from within mythbackend.

Another idea involves making sure the path to the grabber MythTV is
using is correct in the database
(mythconverg.videosource.xmltvgrabber), and then, in the
mythfilldatabase setup screen, making sure your pass the following
grabber options:

--debug --config-file /path/to/config

This should provide additional useful output and allow you to specify
which config file to use if there is an env setting issue.

Nick Morrott

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