[mythtv-users] MythArchive isnt

Martin Turner xmode at westnet.com.au
Mon Aug 13 07:30:28 UTC 2007

Joe Ripley wrote:
> On 8/10/07, Martin Turner <xmode at westnet.com.au> wrote:
>> Hi MythList,
>> A long time ago I had MythArchive working fine (well as fine as it got
>> in 0.20 anyway) and  I went to use it again a few days ago. Whats
>> happening now is that I can select recording fine in "Find Files/Select
>> Recordings" but when I go in to "Export/Create DVD" I get the error
>> message "You don't have any items to archive". If I then go back in to
>> "Find Files/Select Recordings" the recordings I selected before are
>> still selected.... (I also get the same error in create native archive)
>> I have nothing mentioned in the backend or frontend logs and the
>> mytharchive log directory is empty. I thought it was a permissions thing
>> so I have been playing with them for a few days, but running mythtv as
>> root does the same thing.
>> Any help at all (even help in getting it to generate some sort of log
>> file) would be greatly appreciated.
> You won't see any log files from the mytburn.py Python script until it
> actually gets called.  It sounds like you're not getting that far, if
> the MythArchive plugin can't find any recordings to burn.
> I'm not sure what part of the MythArchive plugin actually displays
> that error message, so I can't say for sure where the problem is.  You
> might want to double-check your paths for the MythArchive settings.
> Make sure that the work directory exists.
> I'm not sure if its necessary, but my permissions for my work
> directory are 'chmod 777'.  You don't need to worry about creating the
> 'log', 'work' or 'config' sub-directories... MythArchive will create
> them for you.
Just as a follow up to this, I have FINALLY fixed the problem. It wasn't 
a permissions problem after all, something incredibly bad had happened 
to the archiveitems table in the database.. I dropped it and re-created 
it and its all good now. It would have been REAL nice if there was 
something in myths logs to have pointed that out, but there ya go.

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