[mythtv-users] mythfilldatabase not running automatically
barry3martin at gmail.com
Sun Feb 27 16:08:57 UTC 2022
> Thank you for this, Gary. I think this must be what is happening -- this
> morning I still have the error message, but the date range for the listings
> has bumped forward by a day. So it must have run at least once correctly.
> Thank you, everyone, for your help! I'm glad to have it working, and I
> think crontab was probably the solution for me. I'm not totally sure, but
> no matter, it's working!
Working is good, even though we don't know how! <g> Make sure in the
cron job you set a specific time: minute and hour field does /not/ have
an asterisk. You want n n * * * (spaces between each segment). You
can check with crontab -l (lower-case 'l' as in 'list', vs. the original
instruction of -e for 'edit'.
Also make sure only one instance: perhaps you had copied and pasted my
suggestion (10 17 * * * /usr/bin/mythfilldatabase) as a template and
then didn't comment it out. Punctuation marks could also cause multiple
runnings. (I haven't experimented with Hika's suggestion yet.)
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