[mythtv-users] mythfilldatabase problems with 0.25

Mark Greenwood fatgerman at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 14:45:12 UTC 2012

On Thursday 08 Nov 2012 09:28:00 James Pifer wrote:
> Since my update to mythtv 0.25 my mythfilldatabase process runs, but 
> does not populate any data. I can see there are log files under 
> /var/log/mythtv and mythweb status page shows it runs every day. If I 
> run mythfilldatabase from the command line, it works and I get updated 
> guide data. I did some quick searches but didn't find much, so sorry if 
> this has been discussed before.
> I do see some errors like this, that I don't see when I run it manually:
> 2012-11-07 15:45:10.390499 I [16389/16389] CoreContext filldata.cpp:251 
> (GrabDDData) - From Sun Nov 18 05:00:00 2012 to Mon Nov 19 05:00:00 2012 
> (UTC)
> 2012-11-07 15:45:10.390510 I [16389/16389] CoreContext 
> datadirect.cpp:1158 (GrabData) - DataDirect: Grabbing listing data
> 2012-11-07 15:45:10.390537 I [16389/16389] CoreContext 
> datadirect.cpp:1021 (DDPost) - Downloading DataDirect feed
> 2012-11-07 15:45:22.996844 E [16389/16389] CoreContext 
> datadirect.cpp:1186 (GrabData) - DataDirect: Failed to get data: 
> Download error
> Any ideas?

When I've had problem like this it has always been because when mythfilldatabase runs automatically it runs as the mythtv user. When you run it from the command line it runs as you. I've always symlinked /home/mythtv/.mythtv and /home/mythtv/.xmltv to the approriate directories in my home folder, and set permissions so the mythtv user can write to them. I don't know if this is the problem in your case because the error messages look different, but I don't use DataDirect either.


> Thanks,
> James
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