[mythtv-users] mythtv XMLTV wiki instructions

James Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 16:31:47 UTC 2020

I noticed the addition of:
Be sure to read: #MythTV_Setup
<https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/XMLTV#MythTV_Setup>. Hint: sudo --login

in the mythtv xmltv wiki.  I normally just sudo su mythtv and then do all
the commands to set up the XMLTV.  However today I thought I just see how
prefacing the normal instructions with the sudo --login --user mythtv and
got an error message on on the second command in the setting up with

jim at mythbuntu:~$ sudo --login --user=mythtv tv_grab_zz_sdjson_sqlite
--configure --config-file $HOME/.mythtv/SD.xmltv
Failed to write to /home/jim/.mythtv/SD.xmltv.TMP at
/usr/local/share/perl/5.30.0/XMLTV/Configure.pm line 187.

Not sure why and just thought I'd report it.

I'll stick to my tried and true method of just sudo su mythtv and then do
all the work. And when I did it this time I just initialized and it all

Jim A
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