[mythtv-users] Built In Mythfilldatabase Automation

Mike Wood mike at woodsnest.com
Fri Jul 9 06:57:37 EDT 2004

Interesting...but in my case in runs just fine manually...as the myth 
user.  I don't have to run it as root to get it to work.


Joel Melohn wrote:

>I had a similar problem. It turned out that when I installed the new version
>of wget (1.9.1), it installed in /usr/local/bin. Since /usr/local/bin/ was
>in root's path, it worked fine when mythfilldatabase was run as root.
>However, it did not work from cron. I moved wget to /usr/bin overwriting the
>old version of wget and mythfilldatabase works great when run from cron.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
>[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Mike Wood
>Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 2:50 PM
>To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
>Subject: [mythtv-users] Built In Mythfilldatabase Automation 
>I was struggling with the relatively new built in mythfilldatabase
>automation not running at all until last week when the issue with the
>housekeeping table was uncovered and resolved.  Now, it runs
>automatically at the scheduled time, but the new issue is that it
>doesn't do anything.  It runs and I get a log file generated by it, but
>it doesn't put anything in the database.  In the log file, I see
>references to dates that are weird, Like November 25th, and February
>I also see a line that reads:  wget: unrecognized option
>The status page in Mythweb reads with the same typical language:  "Last
>mythfilldatabase run started on 2004-07-07 17:03 and ended on
>2004-07-07 17:03. mythfilldatabase ran, but did not insert any new data
>into the Guide. This can indicate a potential grabber failure."
>If I just log into the machine and run mythfilldatabase manually, it
>works perfectly.  I'm using datadirect.  
>Any thoughts?
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