[mythtv-users] Myth Archive

Paul Harrison mythtv at dsl.pipex.com
Sat Sep 8 17:59:23 UTC 2007

Mitch Gore wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to get mytharchive to work and I am getting this in my Log
> file when exporting a recording.
> mythburn.py (0.1.20070805-1) starting up...
> script path:/usr/local/share/mythtv/mytharchive/scripts
> myth share path:/usr/local/share/mythtv
> passed job file: /video/temp-archive/config/mydata.xml
> passed progress log file: /video/temp-archive/logs/progress.log
> mythburn.py (0.1.20070805-1) starting up...
> Found 2 CPUs
> Obtaining MythTV settings from MySQL database for hostname mythtv
> temppath: work
> logpath:  logs
> Setting process priority to 10
> ************************************************************
> ERROR: cannot create lockfile: [Errno 2] No such file or directory:
> 'logs/mythburn.lck'
> ************************************************************
> Terminated
> What does that mean?
> I have configured the plugin in setup.  Some details on my system...
> [myth at mythtv logs]$ mythbackend --version
> Library API version     : 0.21.20070820-1
> Source code version     : 14289
> SVN branch              : trunk
> Network Protocol Version: 35
> Options compiled in:
>  linux release using_oss using_alsa using_arts using_backend
> using_dbox2 using_dvb using_firewire using_frontend using_hdhomerun
> using_iptv using_ivtv using_joystick_menu using_lirc using_v4l
> using_x11 using_xrandr using_xv using_xvmc using_xvmcw using_xvmc_vld
> using_bindings_perl using_libavc_5_3 using_live
> Thanks,
> Mitchell

It looks like the script failed to get the proper temp work directory
setting from the database.

It looks like you have it set to '/video/temp-archive/' and the frontend
has picked that up no problem since the passed job file is where I would
expect it to be 'passed job file: /video/temp-archive/config/mydata.xml'
but the 'temppath: work' and 'logpath: log' picked up by the script
aren't correct they are missing the '/video/temp-archive/' part?

There's a number of reason why this might be failing. Is this a combined
frontend/backend machine? While it is possible to get MythArchive to
work on remote frontends it needs things to be setup properly before it
will work.

Paul H.

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