[mythtv-users] Using SD with older MythTV

Scott M. Sorrentino scott at sorrentino.net
Tue Sep 11 16:11:15 UTC 2007

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On Tue, Sep 11, 2007 at 11:22:15AM -0400, Derek Jones wrote:
> I was considering SD. However, I have an older 0.19.20051026-1 version 
> of MythTV.
> It ain't broke, and I didn't want to fix it ;-)
> I.e. it's working just fine, and I'm short on time to recompile for 
> multiple platforms right now.

I found myself in the same situation and was lucky to get in on the initial 
SD sign-up push.  I posted a (long) message about my setup to the list,
archived here: http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/285549

To sum up, I needed to download and install xmltv, fix a temporary table
creation bug (feature?) in libmythtv.so (requires access to source;
pre-packaged folks may be out of luck there), run two quick SQL updates to 
fix old programids in recorded/oldrecorded and write a script to pull down
the data and run it though mythfilldatabase.

Things are still working properly, with a small hiccup last weekend due to 
DD xml data issues, and I've bought myself some more time to evaluate an

If you're running a pre/OS-packaged version of Myth and don't have the source
handy, someone did post a script that massages the program ids to fit into 
the existing DB structure.  The archive for that thread is at:

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