[mythtv-users] Mythfilldatabase not running on its own

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Aug 6 22:08:14 UTC 2006

On 08/06/06 14:02, Chris Vargas wrote:

>I'm running MythTV 0.19, installed via the KnoppMyth
>R5C7 distribution.
>For the last couple of weeks (since upgrading to R5C7
>from R5B7), mythfilldatabase is not running
>automatically. I can see the date/time that Zap2it has
>recommended it will next auto-run via MythWeb, but
>that time comes and goes and mythfilldatabase doesn't
>I can run it by hand as mythtv user with no problems.
>Here are things I've tried:
>* double-checked that the right mythfilldatabase path
>is being used in the General setup screen (it is)
>* changed the days between updates from 1 to 2
>(although Zap2It labs usually returns a date/time that
>is less than 2 days from the last run)
>* created a "wrapper" script that sets the $HOME
>environment variable and then runs mythfilldatabase,
>and set that to run automatically instead of
>/usr/bin/mythfilldatabase. Again, I can run the
>wrapper script by hand successfully, but setting
>mythtv to do so results in the script not running
>I've run out of ideas. Is there a table in mythconverg
>I can check to see if something's not set right or not
>updating properly? I'd prefer to have it run at the
>Zap2It-prescribed times.

Perhaps you've disabled the setting

Automatically run mythfilldatabase
This enables the automatic execution of mythfilldatabase.

Also, make sure you've enabled:

Run mythfilldatabase at time suggested by the grabber.
This setting allows a DataDirect guide data provider to specify the next 
download time in order to distribute load on their servers.


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