[mythtv-users] Unable to Fully Delete a Recording

Scot L. Harris webid at cfl.rr.com
Fri Oct 14 15:42:59 EDT 2005

On Fri, 2005-10-14 at 14:05, Jon Kunze wrote:
> I have 2 recordings on my Myth box that I can't seem to delete.
> When i try to delete them from the frontend, it sits for a few
> seconds, and then continues to show the recording in the Recorded
> Programs listing. I've looked in my /video/recordings directory and
> the file is not there anymore, so obviously it was able to delete the
> file, just not the database entry. I've tried deleting them through
> MythWeb as well, and have had the same result.
> Is there any easy way to remove these recordings from the database as
> well, without having to go through manually and delete every
> occurrence of it through something like phpMyAdmin? I've tried the
> mysqlcheck and it doesn't find any error with the database.
> Any help would be appreciated, as every time I select one of these
> programs in the listings, it locks the frontend up for a few seconds. 

Had something similar happen a while back.  Determine the name of the
file and use touch to create an empty file of that name in the
directory.  Then go back and try the delete again.  

I found the file name by checking the mythbackend log file after trying
to delete the file.  

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