[mythtv-users] What's purpose of oldprogram table?

Bruce Markey bjm at lvcm.com
Fri Mar 12 15:41:04 EST 2004


Chris Delis wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 12, 2004 at 10:04:34AM -0500, Tony Maro wrote:
...
> OK, I've mistaken oldrecorded and oldprogram.  Either way, I have
> a feeling that it is still used in some Scheduling logic. 

Yes, it is there for a reason but it isn't used by the scheduler
per se. It is used for the New Titles lists which helps the
user find new and different things that they might want to
schedule.

>>In a few years, I could see this getting unusually large...
> 
> 
> So?  Then write a script that purges all or some of them periodically.
> I'm fairly certain doing this will not affect MythTV too much.

No need. Every title's date gets updated each day that it
appears in the listings again. If the date hasn't been updated
in nearly a year it will be removed. This way it can keep lots
of the titles that might repeat after several months but all of
the one time events will eventually go away.

--  bjm


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