[mythtv-users] missplaced error message?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Nov 9 02:16:20 UTC 2007

On 11/08/2007 09:50 AM, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> On Nov 8, 2007, at 6:37 AM, Josh White wrote:
>>   I've been running my mythtv setup for about a month now, and I am  
>> quite happy with it.  There are occasional problems, but that is to  
>> be expected with such a complex system and an inexperienced  
>> administrator.  My question right now concerns the quoted text below:
>> "Last mythfilldatabase run started on 2007-11-07 18:33 and ended on  
>> 2007-11-07 18:33. mythfilldatabase ran, but did not insert any new  
>> data into the Guide for 1 of 1 sources. This can indicate a  
>> potential grabber failure."
> This could mean that you've set your system up to run mythfilldatabase  
> twice a day instead of once a day. The first one would work correctly  
> and the second would find no new data and report this message. If you  
> set up a cron job to run mythfilldatabase AND have the backend set to  
> automatically run it, that's what is happening.

Or you've a misconfiguration in video sources which causes an "unused"
video source to fail to update (can be fixed with
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/264034#264034 ). 
Note, also, that in 0.20-fixes and below, the message you're seeing was
often shown more often than it should be.  There have been fixes in SVN
trunk (I'm pretty sure Stuart Morgan did a bunch of work on it) that
make the notifications more reliable and less "warn, just in case."

Or, it's just a timing issue--it will happen occasionally depending on
when the recommended update times are.

Either way, it's almost always nothing to worry about.  Now, if you see
that message and you have only 2 days of data, you may want to start


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