[mythtv-users] mythfilldatabase not running automatically

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Sun Feb 20 19:28:40 UTC 2022

On 2/20/22 12:17, 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.
> _______________________________________________

In mythtv-setup > general > Program Schedule Downloading Options > 
Automatically update program listings > there is a bunch of settings 
that apply. Are these setup correctly?

Also if you look at mythfrontend > information center > system status > 
listings status

or at mythweb > backend status

there is information like this:

Last mythfilldatabase run started on Thu Feb 17 2022, 9:43 AM and ended 
on Thu Feb 17 2022, 9:52 AM. Successful.
Suggested next mythfilldatabase run: Fri Feb 18 2022, 9:43 AM.
There's guide data until 2022-03-06 05:30:00 (14 days).

This may give a clue at to the problem.


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