[mythtv-users] Anybody having problems with SchedulesDirect?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Sep 14 02:28:15 UTC 2012

On 09/13/2012 08:26 PM, Matt Emmott wrote:
> On Thursday, September 13, 2012, Joseph Fry wrote:
>>>>>> Try running with '--dd-grab-all'.
>>>>>> Nope, same issue. Still no guide data.
>>>> Try a reboot.  Have seen several similar issues in the past, at least a
>>>> few of which were fixed by a reboot.
>>>> One other user had converted his system to static and forgot to set a
>>>> DNS server... not sure that is applicable to you.
>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>> Interesting I have the same problem.
>>>> When I run it manually from my account it works.
>>>> So I created a cronjob to run it nightly but under the mythtv account.
>>>> Same problem.
>>>> So I removed that cron entry and put it in my account's cron and it all
>>>> works.
>>>> I did that as a work around hoping to address the real problem at some
>>>> time.
>>>> The reboot did not help me either.
>>>>   Good call - I tried su - ing to the mythtv user, then firing up
>>> /bin/bash and running mythfilldatase. Same issues. I'm open to other ideas,
>>> it stinks coming home with no recordings!
>> Did anyone get the output of this:  mythfilldatabase --dd-grab-all
>> --nodblog -v file,network --loglevel debug --logpath /tmp
>> This is definitely a network or filesystem issue, or an issue with
>> schedules direct... the logs I have seen so far clearly show failure to
>> download any listing data.
> Yes, the output I posted earlier was the result of that. I'll dig into the
> results to see if I can web to the addresses in there.

No, that was the output of the "flood the log with useless information 
in the hope of obscuring any interesting issues" approach using 
mythfilldatabase -v all.

> 2012-09-13 11:21:10.982153 N  Enabled verbose msgs: all

Joseph's 2nd request for logs ( 
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/527941#527941 --and, 
for that matter, his 3rd/the re-request, 
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/527981#527981 ) makes 
more sense than the first request for -v all logs--because the 2nd 
approach tries to get specific extra info that may actually be useful 
(though --nodblog is really unnecessary).

However, the first log that any user who's having issues should ever 
post should be a default-verbosity log file--as opposed to excerpts from 
a log.  All we got from you was an excerpt of things you thought might 
be relevant.  Generally, though, a user who doesn't understand why 
something isn't working is the worst person in the world to decide which 
information from a log file is relevant.  And, since a default-verbosity 
log file generally has a lot of useful information and isn't too large 
to post, it's always the best starting point.  It's also much better 
than a log file with too much information that might hide important 
details and, especially, a log file with so much information that the 
user cut out some portion of the middle of it, thereby making it hard to 
figure out what's happening overall.  :)


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