[mythtv-users] mythfilldatabase failure

Kevin J. Cummings cummings at kjchome.homeip.net
Tue May 6 03:29:36 UTC 2008

OK, maybe I missed discussion about this, but about 3 weeks ago 
(apparently), mythfilldatabase started failing, and new recordings 
stopped being recorded.  I'm just now cathing up with this.  Here is the 
  mythfilldatabase.log file I found:

> 2008-05-05 04:45:35.667 Using runtime prefix = /usr, libdir = /usr/lib
> 2008-05-05 04:45:35.668 Cannot locate your home directory. Please set the environment variable HOME or MYTHCONFDIR
> 2008-05-05 04:45:35.668 Failed to init MythContext, exiting.
> 2008-05-05 04:45:35.668 DataDirect: Deleting temporary files

Since mythfilldatabase is being run from /etc/cron.daily/mythtv.cron, 
and has been for a year or so now, what changed recently?

mythtv is installed from ATRPMs and is running on Fedora 8.  Is this a 
packaging error from ATRPMs?  If so, why haven't other complained?

BTW, if I su to root (sudo su -), I can run mythfilldatabase by hand 
without running into this problem.

Kevin J. Cummings
kjchome at rcn.com
cummings at kjchome.homeip.net
cummings at kjc386.framingham.ma.us
Registered Linux User #1232 (http://counter.li.org)

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