[mythtv-users] TTVDB lookup does not work on Centos

Fedor Pikus fpikus at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 01:49:55 UTC 2009

On Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 5:32 PM, Kevin Kuphal <kkuphal at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 7:26 PM, Fedor Pikus <fpikus at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've just upgraded my centos-based Myth box to mythtv 0.22. When I
>> tried the new movie database lookup, I noticed that it has different
>> scripts for TV episodes and movies. The TV script does not seem to
>> work:
>> /usr/share/mythtv/mythvideo/scripts/ttvdb.py -N "Stargate Atlantis 100 -
>> Rising"
>> The modules tvdb_api.py (v1.0.0 or greater), tvdb_ui.py,
>> tvdb_exceptions.py and cache.py must be
>> in the same directory as ttvdb.py. They should have been included with
>> the distribution of ttvdb.py.
> It is somewhat complicated, but you need to install Python 2.6 in a parallel
> installation.  This site seems to have the proper packages:
> http://www.geekymedia.com/tech-articles/rhel5-centos5-rpms-for-python-2-5-and-2-6/
> Once you do this, you need to modify any python script like ttvdb.py so that
> the first line reads "python26" instead of "python".  You will also likely
> need to modify parts of the MythTV installation for the python bindings to
> use "python26" where "python" is used and install various support packages
> into your python26 installation.  It can be done, but takes a little
> patience and understanding.


So far it seems fairly simple: I had to install python and
python-libs, then edit ttvdb.py and ttv*.py scripts and point them to
python2.6, and that was enough to get ttvdb.py to fetch episode data.

Fedor G Pikus (fpikus at gmail.com)

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