[mythtv-users] mythfilldatabase not running automatically

Daryl McDonald darylangela at gmail.com
Sun Feb 20 18:15:30 UTC 2022

On Sun, Feb 20, 2022 at 12:18 PM Mary Strimel <mary.strimel at gmail.com>

> 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?
When I open Mythtv Backend, (gui) it asks to shut down the BE, when I close
the BE it asks to start the BE, then if I want to run mythfilldatabase.
Maybe not what you're looking for, but if it doesn't work  you might bet
some log info.

> Thanks.
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