[mythtv-users] Upgrading from FC3 Myth 0.19 to FC4/5 Myth latest

voidtrance at comcast.net voidtrance at comcast.net
Thu Sep 21 21:43:49 UTC 2006

Thank you for your reply!

Here is what I am planning on doing:
1. Save my database as it is
2. Save any importable files (xorg.conf, ~/.lirc, etc.)
3. Save any other needed info
4. Wipe the OS partition, leaving /video and /buffer partitions untouched.
5. Install FC4/5 on the empty OS partition
6. Import saved database into MySQL
7. Install mythtv-suite
8. Configure mythtv-suite

All this seems pretty streight foreward, except the configuration part but running mythtv-setup should just do the right thing as mythtv-setup should find the old database and do any changes if needed, right?


 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Michael T. Dean" <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>
> On 09/21/06 12:54, Mitko Haralanov wrote:
> >Hi, my Myth box is currently running FC3 with MythTV 0.19. It is
> >working pretty well (although with a few glitches here and there). 
> >
> >Now that MythTV 0.20 is out and looking at the very long list of fixes
> >and new features, I really want to update my software. The difficulty
> >is that I don't want to loose any of my saved recordings.
> >
> >My video partition is separate and it will not be touched during the
> >install process but I am concerned about the database. Can I just dump
> >the database and then re-import it into MythTV 0.20? Will that work
> >correctly?
> >
> >If not, can someone point me to a document or just outline the
> >procedure for me?
> >
> Basically, yes, but make sure you re-import it /before/ MythTV 0.20.  
> I.e. don't run /any/ MythTV 0.20 application before you import the 0.19 
> data.  And, don't run the mc.sql script (because you're not creating a 
> new database--you're importing a backup of your old database).
> If you're upgrading MythTV in place, though, the import may not be 
> necessary.  It's only necessary if you somehow lose your MySQL 
> database.  Note, though, that the backup is /definitely/ necessary.  :)
> Mike
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