[mythtv-users] * Please help -- can't schedule recordings (but can record with R, can view guide)

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Fri Jan 18 05:02:17 UTC 2008

Nick Morrott wrote:
> On 17/01/2008, dataclue <dataclue at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I must say that I'm very disappointed with MythTV
>> becasue of these kinds of "no diagnostics" problems...
>> Don't mind rebuilding, reinstalling, troubleshooting,
>> but this kind of "moody" behavior is no fun. Am I
>> going to have to fire up GDB to try to get this
>> figured out?
> 2 suggestions:
> 1) Run with full debug logging enabled
> # mythbackend -v all
> and pay attention to log output, especially around the time you try to
> schedule a recording, and
> 2) Run the optimize_mythdb.pl script to make sure there are no
> problems with your database.

Among other things you have not even told us what version you are 
running, whether you compiled it, and whether it has ever run properly.

At this point, I suspect mythfilldatabase is failing.

If you go to 'Information', how many days listings does it show? It 
should be 14 after a mythfilldatabase run.

If it is what I think it it, you need to edit /etc/my.conf to set the 
TMPDIR= line to (for the moment) TMPDIR=/var/lib/mysql

'Mysql' owns that folder, and has permission to write to it. If that 
does not fail, then the error is with the permissions on where it is 
trying to write...Been there, lost hair...


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