[mythtv-users] help wanted about "upgrade database"

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Nov 29 02:13:20 UTC 2007

On 11/27/2007 09:58 AM, Ryan Steffes wrote:
> On Nov 27, 2007 8:56 AM, Xi Jiarong <XiJiarong at sp.edu.sg> wrote:
>> I installed mythtv firstly with the instruction from www.wilsonet.com, and
>> Mythtv worked properlly and well.
>>  and then I try to compile it from SVN, but got the problem: "Warning:
>> MythTV wants to upgrade your database, from 1160 to 1201." when I type:
>> mythfrontend on terminal.
>>  In fact, I tried compiling before, but never got this problem.
>>  I searched from this forum, but found the solution is very complex and
>> messed up to me...
>>  How to solve this problem? thanks a lot!
> It's not a problem, it's just a warning that if you continue, it won't
> necessarily be easy (or safe) to roll back to the release version
> because the database schema isn't going to match.  All the usual
> disclaimers about making a database back up apply here, then move
> bravely forward!  You shouldn't have to "do" anything, other than
> making sure the backend and the frontend match in version.

And, you should be reading the -dev and -commits lists (including all
archives since the release version you were using and the day you
upgraded to trunk), where much discussion about this oft-requested,
"help me prevent myself from breaking my DB," feature has occurred.


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