[mythtv-users] optimize_mythdb.pl on Debian via deb-multimedia

James Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Tue Feb 27 22:54:01 UTC 2024

On Mon, Feb 26, 2024 at 6:12 PM Stephen Worthington <
stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz> wrote:

> On Mon, 26 Feb 2024 15:52:39 -0500, you wrote:
> >In the past I've either used mythtv installed on Ubuntu via ppa or on
> >Debian building the packages myself.  Today I tried to install on a fresh
> >Debian 12 system v34 using deb-multimedia stable backports.
> >
> >I have the frontend and backend working fine at this point, however some
> of
> >the daily maintenance I try to set up is not working right now.
> >Specifically, I get errors on optimize_mythdb.pl.
> >
> >It maybe a missing package, but I haven't a clue from the messages below
> >
> >jim at den-pc:~$ sudo /usr/share/doc/mythtv/examples/maintenance/
> >optimize_mythdb.pl
> >Can't locate MythTV.pm in @INC (you may need to install the MythTV module)
> >(@INC contains: /etc/perl /usr/local/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl/5.36.0
> >/usr/local/share/perl/5.36.0 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl5/5.36
> >/usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl-base
> >/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl/5.36 /usr/share/perl/5.36
> >/usr/local/lib/site_perl) at /usr/share/doc/mythtv/examples/maintenance/
> >optimize_mythdb.pl line 15.
> >BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at
> >/usr/share/doc/mythtv/examples/maintenance/optimize_mythdb.pl line 15.
> >
> >I've not had this issue before. I thought about installing the
> dependencies
> >using ansible, but since I was not building it myself, I have not done
> that.
> >
> >JIm A
> The MythTV.pm file is a Perl module found in the libmythtv-perl
> package on Ubuntu.  I would also recommend installing the
> libmyth-python package so MythTV Python utilities such as
> find_orphans.py will also work.
> To find missing files on Ubuntu (and likely Debian also), you can use
> "apt-file find".  You have to install the apt-file package, and
> remember to run "apt-file update" before using it so it has the latest
> package databases.
Thanks for the information.  I decided that for me Debian's mythtv package
on deb-multimedia is not as complete as the Ubuntu packaging.

For this application it really doesn't matter whether I run Linux Mint or
Linux Mint Debian Edition.

I found that on Debian more offline work is needed to get the Database
setup even with the Web App help.

So for me I started over and installed LM21.3 and then Mythtv using the
ppa.  I did install mariadb first; I always do that.

Web App finds mythconverg already setup.  I got the backend/frontend
working in about 15 minutes.  I use my systemd timer/service for
mythfilldatabase to keep xmltv up to date.

I use my version of your daily database check, optimize, and backup as a
systemd timer/service.  I like that better than the weekly cron job.

The Ubuntu package for mythtv is complete. I didn't find any missing
dependencies.  All the maintenance scripts including find_orphans.py worked

Jim A
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