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

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Jul 19 22:08:17 UTC 2012

On 07/19/2012 12:14 PM, Mike Perkins wrote:
> 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.

Definitely should look at the mythfilldatabase logs from a failing run.  
The log files should be in /var/log/mythtv directory.  (Ubuntu is using 
syslog logging, so should just be a file called mythfilldatabase.log.)


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