[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #3823: flags commercials on channels set not to include commercials

Kevin Kuphal kkuphal at gmail.com
Thu Apr 24 17:45:41 UTC 2008

On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 12:27 PM, MythTV <mythtv at cvs.mythtv.org> wrote:

> #3823: flags commercials on channels set not to include commercials
> ---------------------------------------------------------------+------------
>  Reporter:  Pekka Jääskeläinen <pekka.jaaskelainen at gmail.com>  |
>  Owner:  cpinkham
>     Type:  defect                                             |
> Status:  closed
>  Priority:  minor                                              |
>  Milestone:  unknown
> Component:  mythtv                                             |
>  Version:  head
>  Severity:  medium                                             |
> Resolution:  worksforme
>  Mlocked:  0                                                  |
> ---------------------------------------------------------------+------------
> Comment(by sphery <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>):
>  The issue is due to improper configuration of the channels.  The reporter
>  most likely used MythWeb's channel editor to set the commfree field.
>  Since commfree is deprecated by commmethod, this does absolutely nothing.
>  Since MythWeb has not yet been updated to use commmethod, the proper fix
>  is to use mythtv-setup to set the commercial detection method to
>  "Commercial Free" for each channel, as required.

Not having looked closely at this but thinking off the top of my head, is
the commfree boolean a column?  Should we simply drop that column from the
database so that this behavior generates a more obvious error rather than
silently setting an unused variable?  Other 3rd party programs may have the
same issue and leaving the unused column just makes it seem like it is still

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