Mythfilldatabase fails to run properly

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Mythfilldatabase fails to run properly

Post by mollcons » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:36 pm

I have installed MythTV on a Fedora 29 box (new install).
I have configured it to run (in the UK) with Schedules Direct using xmltv.
I now try to run mythfilldatabase (using the user mythtv and running as mythfilldatabase -v system) and get several errors, which I have attempted to resolve using other posts in this forum, but without success.

The first error I see is part way down this log extract and indicates an error code "1":

What is the problem here, and more importantly, how do I resolve it?
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Re: Mythfilldatabase fails to run properly

Post by wesnewell » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:58 pm

Typically. the config file is sd.xmltv located at /home/mythtv/.mythtv/sd.xmltv. Yours appears to be looking at /var/lib/mythtv/.mythtv/Mollcons.xmltv. I don't know what's up with that, but suspect that's the problem as that's where you get the error 1 return.
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Re: Mythfilldatabase fails to run properly

Post by bill6502 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:38 am

Mollcons is OK if it's the name of the videosource, which appears to be the case from
line 29 of the log. Given that it fails in under a second, maybe the config-file doesn't
point to a proper .xmltv/... file.

Run the failing command in the log without the --quiet switch:

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tv_grab_zz_sdjson --config-file '/var/lib/mythtv/.mythtv/Mollcons.xmltv' --output /tmp/mythv5jXoz
You can even add the --debug switch 'til the failure is found (it gets REALLY noisy when
working properly though.)

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