[mythtv-users] mythfilldatabase not running automatically from mythfrontend

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Wed Jan 31 21:17:29 UTC 2007

On 31/01/07, Jeff Simpson <jeffsimpson at alum.wpi.edu> wrote:
> I recently changed from having a cronjob running mythfilldatabase to
> letting mythfrontend run it. However, mythfrontend ISN'T running it,
> and there are no errors in any of the logs to give me a clue as to
> why. Running mythfilldatabase manually works fine.

It could be due to the XMLTV configuration files not being in the
place MythTV expects them. I believe your <sourcename>.xmltv files
should reside in ~/.mythtv (where ~ is the user that mythbackend is
being run with). You should have a .xmltv file for each video source
you have defined in mythtv-setup, with the correct <sourcename>.xmltv
naming convention.

When running MFDB in a cron job (which I still do) there is no
limitation on where the config files are placed because you can
specify them on the command line yourself - however in the case of
MythTV, they need to be a) where MythTV expects to find them, and b)
correctly named, otherwise the grab will fail.

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