[mythtv-users] XMLTV setup can't run mythtv-setup as user mythtv
keemllib at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 02:16:19 UTC 2020
On 7/26/20 8:44 PM, DryHeat122 wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 25, 2020 at 5:30 PM Bill Meek <keemllib at gmail.com <mailto:keemllib at gmail.com>> wrote:
> The intent of doing the setup as user mythtv is to end up with a single set of files
> in ~mythtv/.mythtv/*.xmltv and ~mythtv/.xmltv/* where the latter depends on the grabber
> Doing links (hard or symbolic) defeats that and makes a difficult process even harder
> to setup and maintain.
> Here's the way to run mythfilldatabase from the command line:
> sudo --login --user=mythtv mythfilldatabase
> When the backend runs it, it will just work because the files are in it's .mythtv
> and .xmltv directories.
> Run the above with the -v system command and you'll see the tv_grab_zz_sdjson command
> line that mythfilldatabase is executing. Run that from the command line to see if
> there are more clues to the problem. The file (--output /tmp/blah) won't be removed
> so you can look at it too. You can even add --debug to the tv_grab_zz_sdjson command
> but don't do that 1st as it's pretty verbose.
> I use tv_grab_zz_sdjson_sqlite so won't be of much more help.
> Here's a picture of the desired files. Again for the *SQLite version*:
> Example for distributions that store MythTV data relative to ~mythtv/.mythtv,
> └── home
> └── mythtv
> ├── .mythtv
> │ ├── OTA.xmltv # Which contains:
> │ │ database=/home/mythtv/.xmltv/SchedulesDirect.DB
> │ │ lineup=USA-OTA-90210
> │ │ mythtv-categories=enabled
> │ │
> │ └── CABLE.xmltv # Which contains:
> │ database=/home/mythtv/.xmltv/SchedulesDirect.DB
> │ lineup=USA-IL90210-X
> │ mythtv-categories=enabled
> └── .xmltv
> └── SchedulesDirect.DB
> Note that nothing is stored under the login user's .mythtv or .xmltv
> OK I am close. My contents are the same as yours. The only issue I'm having is that when I did the second (OTA) configuration, it seems to
> have deleted the entries from the first (cable) configuration in the DB. When I query with select distinct(lineup) from channels it gives
> only the US-OTA-XXXXX lineup. And select * from lineups returns only one record for the same lineup.
The same as my *example* is OK, but the key is that your source names in mythtv-setup
Video sources -> Video Source Name: are used to form the file name in .mythtv. So, if
you have two sources defined in mythtv-setup AND they're named OTA and CABLE, you're
good to go.
I used the SchedulesDirect.DB name for both DBs, I have two entries when using:
select distinct(lineup) from channels and two entries are found with: select * from lineups
But read on:
> To be clear, I followed wiki directions from heading "Setup with tv_grab_zz_sdjson_sqlite" by cutting from the wiki and pasting to the terminal,
> substituting cable for SD the first time, and ota for SD the second time. I assumed I had to do it twice to get the separate .xmltv entries.
> Is there maybe an argument to tv_grab_zz_sdjson_sqlite that's not noted in the wiki that I have to use to tell sqlite3 I'm appending a second
> .xmltv config rather than starting a new DB? I was going to have a look at the code (assuming it's not binary) but I can't locate the file.
"Substituting cable for SD the first time, and ota for SD the second time" is OK. It
just means you'll have two database files. And the database= line in the example must
point to them. E.g.:
Just edit the files and correct the paths as required.
I didn't do that and put everything in SchedulesDirect.DB. Truth be told, if I can carve
out some time, I always meant to do it the way you did.
From the above, you have ~mythtv/.xmltv/SchedulesDirect.cable and ~mythtv/.xmltv/SchedulesDirect.ota
Which is fine. If you want to peek inside the SQLite databases, then you must
do the query in each database name. sqlitebrowser is a bit easier (to me).
tv_grab_zz_sdjson_sqlite is written in Perl (I believe all of the grabbers are.)
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