[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #3196: Autoexpire and backend fail to heed maxnewest = 0, deletes old programs that shouldn't and records new ones

Stuart Auchterlonie stuarta at squashedfrog.net
Thu Mar 15 22:10:30 UTC 2007

Subbyz wrote:

> But my expectation is that I don't expect shows to ever be automatically 
> deleted when I've done just about everything I can settings-wise to ensure 
> that they are not.  I just don't want the scheduler to record new ones.
> Your way (as designed and currently implemented) is a fine way for it to 
> operate, PROVIDED that there is some other reasonable and automatic way to 
> keep the autoexpire code from deleting shows for a particular recording, NO 
> MATTER WHAT.  But there doesn't appear to be.  Your suggestion of manually 
> setting the preserve flag on every recording is neither reasonable nor 
> automatic.

So setup the recording rule with

1. max episodes set
2. Don't record if this would exceed the max episodes
3. auto expire disabled.

then unless you delete a show, the scheduler cannot record a new one.

simple really.


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