[mythtv-users] Mythfilldatabase options

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Fri Sep 26 13:16:55 UTC 2008

Thomas Fjellstrom wrote:
> On Wednesday 24 September 2008, Nick Morrott wrote:
>> On 24/09/2008, Mike Perkins <mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk> wrote:
>>> Jelle De Loecker wrote:
>>>  > The only problem I have now: where can I configure mythfilldatabase
>>>  > itself? I don't see any configuration options in mythtv-setup
>>>  > regarding when and how it should run.
>>> For some bizarre reason, the configuration of Mythfilldatabase takes
>>> place in the front-end setup, even though the program is only of interest
>>> to the master backend. Some distros do set up a cron job to handle it,
>>> but it's probably better to let the system decide for itself when to run
>>> the job - in my case around 0630 every morning currently.
>>>  I can't remember exactly where it is - probably towards the end of the
>>> "general" menu option, after you have filled in the IP addresses etc.
>> Yes - should be the last page of the Setup -> General settings pages.
>> Not sure either why these settings are not in mythtv-setup's Video
>> Sources section.
> What's strange is since I upgraded my backend to the fixes branch, it no 
> longer runs mythfilldatabase for me, even though its been told to. I've had to 
> add it to crontab. :(
Sounds like a user or permissions error of some kind. You have checked you 
mythtv, mysql and system logs to see if there are any error messages, I presume?


Mike Perkins

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