[mythtv-users] mythtv XMLTV wiki instructions

Mark Perkins perkins1724 at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 29 18:19:00 UTC 2020

From: James Abernathy <jfabernathy at gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, 30 July 2020 2:02 am
To: Discussion about MythTV
Subject: [mythtv-users] mythtv XMLTV wiki instructions

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

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 tv_grab_zz_sdjson_sqlite:

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 worked.

Jim A

What does this return?
sudo --login --user=mythtv echo $HOME

And how does it compare to:
sudo su mythtv
echo $HOME
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