[mythtv-users] FYI: Fix for broken 'next suggested run time' with Schedules Direct

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Aug 30 02:31:29 UTC 2007

On 08/29/2007 09:30 PM, Raphael wrote:
> Nemo Inis wrote:
>> A search did not find it, so pardon me if this has been posted here 
>> already:
>> The 'next suggested run time' feature (for mythfilldatabase) is broken 
>> in the 020-fixes branch prior to SVN-14324 so make sure you're updated 
>> to at least that version (which was Aug 27).  Otherwise the backend 
>> ignores the next suggested run time and does not run mythfilldatabase 
>> automatically. As far as I can tell the currently tagged 0.20.2 release 
>> does not include that fix either?
>> refs:
>> <http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/changeset/14324>
>> <http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/3878>

It should be included in packages soon.  At least ATrpms, Ubuntu, and
Gentoo packagers are working on including (or are now including) that
and a couple of other minor patches for SD support.

> I'm running 0.20.2; mine does seem to be ignoring the next suggested run 
> time, as it was suggested for 1:25 AM this morning, yet the last run 
> time reported was yesterday at 8:21 AM. On the other hand, it must be 
> running automatically, because I didn't run it manually yesterday or 
> Monday, or since I switched to SD. So I'm not sure how it's deciding 
> when to run actually. If by tomorrow I see that it hasn't run today or 
> tomorrow, then I'll think there's a problem.

Even without the suggested runtime patch, mfdb runs automatically.  It
just runs once every period (which is one day unless you've changed
settings you probably didn't mean to change).

Not having the patch is nothing to worry about.  It's more of a concern
for SD/TMS than it is for users.  :)  So, to help out, feel free to
upgrade once your packager makes a new version with the suggested run
time patch available.


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