[mythtv-users] mythfilldatabase not running automatically

Greg gregL at nycap.rr.com
Sun Feb 20 18:09:27 UTC 2022

On 2/20/22 12:17 PM, Mary Strimel wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm having what seems to be a pretty common problem - I can run my 
> xmltv grabber from the command line as user mythtv, but it won't run 
> automatically.
> I tried the idea suggested in the wiki, i.e., copying the .xmltv files 
> as configured into /home/mythtv/.mythtv and making sure the 
> permissions are read and writable by user mythtv. That seems to enable 
> "su mythtv -c mythfilldatabase" to work just fine, so I'm not sure why 
> the backend can't also work.
> I ran "mythbackend --setverbose system" to enhance the logging, then 
> changed the mythfilldatabase run time so that it would (i hoped) show 
> me something, but the logs don't mention anything (neither the 
> mythfilldatabase nor the mythbackend logs).
> What else should I try? Also, is there any way to direct the backend 
> to try more than once every 24 hours, so I can get better feedback for 
> any troubleshooting?
> Thanks.
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Mine is set like this: /home/mythtv/.mythtv       The .mythtv contains 
SD.xmltv.  The SD.xmltv file contains this:




The /home/mythtv/.xmltv file contains: SchedulesDirect.DB

The permissions on all the files is mythtv for user and group.

Hope this helps..


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