Issues with tvheadend

On a fresh install, I can no longer get tvheadend to run using Harry’s instructions from here:

It seems like it never updates the .hts folder. Has anyone been able to get tvheadend installed recently? (the appstore version is missing features)
The last good build I had was 4.1.19, but had to reinstall and the newest is 4.1.289. Is there a way to use a different build version?

I was able to get it working using a git clone and pulling version 4.05. Must be an issue in the main branch.