[mythtv-users] mythlink.pl

Greg gregl at nycap.rr.com
Sun Jun 10 14:38:33 UTC 2018

On 06/10/2018 09:39 AM, Klaus Becker wrote:
> Le dimanche 10 juin 2018, 14:10:25 CEST John Pilkington a écrit :
>> On 10/06/18 12:43, Klaus Becker wrote:
>>> Le dimanche 10 juin 2018, 13:21:19 CEST Stephen Worthington a écrit :
>>>> In Ubuntu, the package is libmythtv-perl.  It contains the MythTV Perl
>>>> bindings.
>>> I installed libmythtv-perl (in Debian) , but there is still a problem:
>>> $ ./mythlink.pl --link /home/klaus/...
>>> DBI connect('database=mythconverg:host=;port=3306','mythtv',...)
>>> failed: Access denied for user 'mythtv'@'localhost' (using password: YES)
>>> at / usr/share/perl5/MythTV.pm line 375.
>>> Cannot connect to database:
>>> However db is running and I can use the frontend for example.
>>> Klaus
>> A pure guess, but have you tried stopping and restarting the backend?
>> John
> No, I avoid that because I know it can create problems.
> Klaus
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I use 2 scripts to run mythlink..... The first I call link.sh the second 
is the mythlink.pl script ..  link.sh executes mythlink.pl and contains 
all the information needed to place the symlinks in the proper folder 
with season and episode.
This is the contents of link.sh      #!/bin/sh
/home/greg/mythlink.pl --link /video7/mythtv/pretty --format "%T/%T - 
S%ssE%ep - %S"

I place both scripts in the root folder of the user that runs mythtv (in 
my case greg) You will have to change the paths too where you want the 
symlinks placed. Mine goes into /video7/pretty.. You must elevate the 
permissions and make both scripts executable by your user... I have been 
using this method for as long as I've run Mythtv...
I also run the link.sh in a cron job every half hour to update any 
recordings and remove the dead links..

Good Luck

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