[mythtv-users] mythtv XMLTV wiki instructions

James Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 20:48:05 UTC 2020

On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 2:20 PM Mark Perkins <perkins1724 at hotmail.com>

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> *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 $HOME
> Yeap, it different:
jim at mythbuntu:~$ sudo --login --user=mythtv echo $HOME
[sudo] password for jim:
jim at mythbuntu:~$ sudo su mythtv
mythtv at mythbuntu:/home/jim$ echo $HOME
mythtv at mythbuntu:/home/jim$

Jim A
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