[mythtv-users] Re: AutoExpireDefault in settings table

Robert Tsai rtsai1111 at comcast.net
Thu Jun 23 13:30:08 UTC 2005

On Thu, Jun 23, 2005 at 07:05:16AM -0500, Mercury Morris wrote:
> The Question:  Can I add AutoExpireDefault to the settings table in
> mythconverge ?
> The background:  Comparing two separate MythTV systems' "settings"
> tables, the older system built in 2004 has AutoExpireDefault in the
> database.  
> The newer system, built fresh this month, does not have
> AutoExpireDefault. This post to the Dev List, may explain why there
> is a difference between the two systems' databases:
> http://gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/dev/135957?search_string=AutoExpireDefault;#135957
> I used phpMyAdmin to compare the two "settings" tables and
> discovered the AutoExpireDefault difference (among other
> differences, of course).
> On the newer system, it is quite annoying to set AutoExpire for each
> program to be recorded.  On the older system, AutoExpire is always
> set for programs to be recorded.
> If it is possible to add AutoExpireDefault to the settings table,
> WITHOUT disabling/destroying the database, could it be done with
> phpMyAdmin, or from the command line, or some other way ?
> Any recommendations would be most welcome.

I just added it manually to the database (mysql, phpadmin, etc. are
all fine). The rest of the source code still honors the setting (if
present in the database); it's just that the UI was removed from
mythfrontend setup (for some still-unknown reason).

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