[mythtv-users] Script to use Schedules Direct with legacy MythTV installations

f-myth-users at media.mit.edu f-myth-users at media.mit.edu
Fri Aug 31 01:07:19 UTC 2007

Knew I'd forget something...

    > Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 20:55:23 -0400 (EDT)
    > From: f-myth-users at media.mit.edu

    >     Myth's mfdb to run more than once, but oh well.)  Note that
    >     there's quite a pregnant pause with no output when the script
    >     runs; it takes about 3 minutes per lineup for mine to finish, and
    >     there's not much output while it's happening.

(This is by contrast to the "one wget per day of data, and per lineup,
with verbose logging" that the old-style DD fetches used.)

    >                                                      Use "top" or ls the
    >     current working directory to reassure yourself that things are
    >     actually happening... :)  This also means you should be using the
    >     "-once" arg for each call (so you get control back) and should
    >     then be calling all n of them via a script that's called by cron;

..which means you should REMEMBER TO TURN OFF whatever cronjob or myth
job was doing the -old- fetches from DataDirect!  Presumably they'll
just break on their own at some point, but they might cause mfdb to
then delete all your listings when they fail to grab any data, or
something like that.  Again, better not to find out the hard way...

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