[mythtv-users] How to pass parameters to mythfilldatabase
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Jan 31 20:03:27 UTC 2008
On 01/31/2008 01:49 PM, kanetse at gmail.com wrote:
> I've got a master backend (no frontend on that machine) which
> automatically runs mythfilldatabase every night. Lately, I've been
> noticed that certain channels don't have schedule data on the 14th
> day. So I get 'gaps' my program guide for those channels. Since
> those listings don't get refreshed again until they are "tomorrow", it
> really affects my scheduler; unless I manually run "mythfilldatabase
> --refresh-all"... but that's inefficient to do it everyday.
> Today = Jan 31
> 14th Day = Feb 13
> For Feb 13, channels 19, 22, 25, (and several others) have "NO DATA".
> However, other channels, like (2, 3, 20, 21, etc...) are fine and
> contain data.
> The NO DATA gaps will persist until Today = Feb 12, when
> mythfilldatabase will refresh tomorrow's (Feb 13) schedule, thus
> filling in those gaps.
> If I were to run mythfilldatabase on, say, Today = Feb 5, the gaps
> will disappear, because there is now guide data channels 19, 22, 25
> for Feb 13.
> I have found a way to get around this problem by only have
> mythfilldatabase grab data for the next 13 days (instead of 14 days),
> using "mythfilldatabase --max-days 13" from the command-line; however,
> how do I tell the mythbackend process to use this parameter when
> running automatically? Do I set it through any mythfronend, in
> Setup->General->Mythfilldatabase ?
Any arguments you want passed to the mythfilldatabase program.
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