[mythtv-users] mythfilldatabase failing

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Sun Jan 31 10:08:16 UTC 2021

On 31/01/2021 01:52, Bill Meek wrote:
> On 1/30/21 7:40 PM, Mary Strimel wrote:
> ...
>> Narrowing the issue, I found that I am able to get listings if I run mythfilldatabase as regular user mary, but I get the Schedules Direct
>> lineup error if I run it as user mythtv. I thought the grabber was supposed to be used and configured as user mythtv though, and
>> mythfilldatabase run as that user also. What should I do? Is there a way to tell mythtv to run mythfilldatabase as a regular user?
>> I compared the FIOS.xmltv files under /home/mary and /home/mythtv. I thought I'd caught the issue when I noticed that the first file had both
>> lineups listed (OTA and cable) and the second had only the cable lineup. But when I conformed the files to make the second match the first, I
>> still get the error when I run mythfilldatabase as user mythtv. this sounds crazy but is it possible that user mythtv is not able to create the
>> required /tmp file for that lineup.
> See if this explains things. It's only the files for XMLTV, don't
> remove all other files (someone did so I have to add this.)
> https://forum.mythtv.org/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=3480&p=19513&hilit=ascii+art#p19508
Another thing to look at is file permissions for files under the different users. Any variations 
could cause what you see.

Also check the cache directories and files under those users. Temporary files can get put there 
during the run as well as in /tmp.


Mike Perkins

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