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Default: Getting local XMLTV data

Emerging the standard xmltv now works.

First, we will take a look at the possible guide grabbers for your country:

emerge -pv xmltv

I live in the Netherlands, so I added nl and nl_wolf to my USE variable:

in /etc/make.conf:

or in /etc/portage/package.use

media-tv/xmltv nl nl_wolf

Users in Ireland should use the uk_rt flag (UK Radio Times) for terrestrial channel support.

Now emerge xmltv:

emerge xmltv

Alternative: Getting local XMLTV data for Dutch users

Another excellent guide grabber for Dutch users can be found here. It even fetches icons for each page. You have to copy the script to /usr/bin/ yourself, and possible rename the old tv_grab_nl and make a symbolic link. In the instructions, not that some commands are executed as a normal user, and some commands are executed as root.

#mv /usr/bin/tv_grab_nl /usr/bin/tv_grab_nl_old

Download tv_grab_nl_py and put it in in /usr/bin/. Make it executable.

# chmod +x /usr/bin/tv_grab_nl_py
# ln -s /usr/bin/tv_grab_nl_py /usr/bin/tv_grab_nl
$ tv_grab_nl --configure 
$ nano -w ~/.xmltv/tv_grab_nl_py.conf


Use your favorite editor to remove unnecessary channels from the configuration file:

# mythbackend
$ mythfilldatabase --manual


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