[mythtv-users] Why doesn't 'delete recording' actually mean 'delete recording'?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Jan 22 19:53:48 UTC 2009

On 01/22/2009 07:40 AM, ryan patterson wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 1:44 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> As a matter of fact, I agree so much that I'll even write up a
>> patch for it (that will go into trunk).
>> For those who are using 0.21-fixes, though, the attached script shows the
>> info.  You can run it at the command line with:
>> myth_available_storage.pl --plain_text
>> or you can set it up in mythtv-setup as your:
>> Miscellaneous Status Application
>> External application or script that outputs extra information for inclusion
>> in the backend status page.  See contrib/misc_status_info/README
>> (or add a call to the script you have set as your "Miscellaneous Status
>> Application") without command-line arguments (i.e.
>> "/path/to/script/myth_available_storage.pl") and then it's shown on your
>> MythTV backend status page (i.e. "Status" in MythWeb).
> I tried your script last night but I couldn't get it to work
> correctly.  I listed it under the Miscellaneous Status Application in
> Mythtv-setup.  Now my MythWeb backend status page times out with an
> error message.

Any error messages in your mythbackend log?

>   The script executes from the command line no problem
> and produces some HTML output as it should.
> I haven't really troubleshooted it much.  The script is marked
> executable for everybody.  Maybe apache doesn't like executing a
> script outside the www root directory?

Actually, mythbackend is executing it (the master backend, that MythWeb 
contacts to get the status page--MythWeb is just a proxy for the status 

>   Using the 'ps' command I can
> see user 'mythtv' executing both "sh
> /usr/local/bin/myth_available_storage.pl" and "perl -w
> /usr/local/bin/myth_available_storage.pl".

Does the user running mythbackend have an appropriate 
$HOME/.mythtv/config.xml ?  If not, copy one from your frontend to there.


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