[mythtv-users] mythtv v30 mythtv-database backup

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Sun Jan 27 13:17:12 UTC 2019

On Sun, 27 Jan 2019 06:34:49 -0500, you wrote:

>When I upgraded from v29.1 to v30 I got a question during the upgrade 
>that asked about the cron.weekly job mythtv-database. It asked about 
>keeping the current one or installing the packager maintained one. For 
>some reason I decided replace mine with the packager's maintained one. I 
>wasn't concerned since I've been using a different daily script to 
>check, optimize and backup mythconverg.
>So Sunday morning early I see and error:
>/etc/cron.weekly/mythtv-database: 17: /etc/cron.weekly/mythtv-database: USER: parameter not set
>run-parts: /etc/cron.weekly/mythtv-database exited with return code 2
>I'm not sure if this is problem for others. I see this error because all 
>cron and anacron errors and messages are emailed to me.
>While my daily cronjob is protecting me, I wonder about those that 
>depend on the default weekly?
>Jim A

If you take a look at the /etc/cron.weekly directory, you should find
that your old weekly file is still there, just renamed so it will not
be executed.  So you can compare the old and new ones and see what is

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