[mythtv-users] Auto mythfilldatabase not populating new data, manual run works fine

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Thu Jul 19 16:14:27 UTC 2012

On 19/07/12 16:07, Aaron Klein wrote:
> I recently upgraded my primary backend from 11.04 to 11.10 and also
> from .24 to .25  I plan on moving to 12.04 but would like to get this
> little issue corrected first.
> It seems that when mythfilldatabase runs daily on its automatic
> schedule no new data is added to the listngs.  I let the system run
> for a few days like this and after 3 or so days I was down to 11 or 10
> days worth of data and each time it reported there was no new listings
> added.
> If I open an SSH session and run mythfilldatabase manually it runs and
> does populate with new listings.
> I have not done much troubleshooting beyond running the script
> manually as I have not been at the house when the auto script ran
> shortly thereafter to look at logs.
Sounds like you might not have $HOME defined when the script runs automatically. 
This may be set in /etc/defaults for mythbackend perhaps.


Mike Perkins

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