[mythtv-users] Running mythfilldatabase

Patrick Wagstrom patrick at wagstrom.net
Mon Sep 17 20:49:50 UTC 2007

Cottrell, Eric wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org 
>> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of clemens at dwf.com
>> Sent: Monday, September 17, 2007 3:58 PM
>> To: Discussion about mythtv
>> Subject: [mythtv-users] Running mythfilldatabase
>> OK, I may be blind, but...
>> This morning when I checked the schedules, I found that 
>> mythtv didnt know anything about what was on the air.
>> So I ran mythfilldatabase by hand, and we were back in business.
>> Now running this automagically USED to be an option somewhere 
>> in myth-setup. I ran thru all the options there and never 
>> found it (so never found if it were 
>> set
>> on or off...)
>> Am I blind? Has it moved? Is it on by default?
> Hello,
> On 0.20.2 I found it in the frontend menus under setup->general.  It is
> several settings pages in.
> I would be interested if it works because I upgraded from 0.16 and
> mythfilldatabase does not automagically run anymore.  Maybe they ran out
> of magic after 0.18 8).

I experienced a similar phenomena with my MythTV box.  The machine has 
been graciously updated a number of times from 0.8 up to 0.20.2 now. 
Before the most recent upgrade to 0.20.2 I still ran the grabber through 
a cron job, like in the bad old days.  I figured that the change to 
schedules direct was incentive to activate the automatically fetch 
listings option, however, it never actually fetches the listings, and it 
leaves not trace in my logs of even trying.

So, I'm back to running it with a cron job.

Sounds like mythfilldatabase not automatically running may be a 
moderately common issue.


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