[mythtv] Cannot delete a recording

aaron memoryguy at gmail.com
Sat Jun 11 14:51:37 UTC 2005

Back when the time change occurred (Spring Forward), I made a
recording that crossed over the time change.

I am able to watch the recording with no difficulties.

But I cannot delete it. It can't find the file.

It's like the deletion code is looking for a different filename than
the playback code.

The database entry has the start and end times as:

mysql> select starttime,endtime from recorded where chanid=1002;
| starttime           | endtime             |
| 2005-04-03 00:35:00 | 2005-04-03 02:40:00 |
1 row in set (0.01 sec)

and the file on disk:
$ ls 1002*

The backend log indicates it's looking for the wrong file:

2005-06-11 10:20:45.326 mythbackend: Delete Recording
2005-06-11 10:20:58.522 ERROR when trying to delete file:
/store/1002_20050403003500_20050403034000.nuv. File doesn't exist. 
Database metadata will not be removed.

This is with current CVS (I just did an update and full recompile
about an hour ago), but I've been unable to delete the recording since
it was recorded.

I know that I could "touch" the file, but that will not solve the
problem. That will allow the metadata to be removed, but will leave
the file on disk, orphaned.

I'd look into the code, but I'm not familiar with the
design/layout/structure, so I thought maybe it would be faster to
post; perhaps someone else can more quickly determine the problem.

I haven't seen anyone else report a problem like this; most other
"can't delete" problems are due to an actual missing file, not due to
looking for the wrong filename.


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