The MythTV port: mythfilldatabase fails

Torfinn Ingolfsen torfinn.ingolfsen at
Wed Mar 21 20:39:21 UTC 2007


After setting up MythTV on my FreeBSD machine, I activated automatic
mythfilldatabase runs from mythfronted, "Utilities / Setup", Setup,
General, and the last setup screen.

I didn't change any paramaters there at first, amd found out that
automatic mythfilldatabase runs would fail constantly. Running
mythfilldatabase manually as the 'mythtv' user worked every time.
I'm using the xmltv grabber (tv_grab_no) since we don't have Datadirect

The solution was to add this in the "mythfilldatabase Arguments" field:
--graboptions "--config-file /home/mythtv/.mythtv/TV.xmltv"

notice that the grabber options are quoted.
Why "TV.xmltv"? Because my input is named "TV".

Torfinn Ingolfsen,

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