[mythtv-users] SD programid too long?

Cory Papenfuss papenfuss at juneau.me.vt.edu
Wed Sep 26 12:03:54 UTC 2007

On Tue, 25 Sep 2007, Anduin Withers wrote:

>>  	My update procedure was to
>> - Initialize new database
> The setting is MythFillFixProgramIDsHasRunOnce it was set to 1 when you
> "Initialize[ed] new database" (part of updating the schema). The automatic
> conversion happened then, the data you imported was in the old form and was
> imported after the automatic update happened.
> You can delete that setting or set it to 0 and the conversion will happen
> again.
> An upgrade should involve a DB backup, but starting with a new DB and
> importing old data is asking for more manual work.
 	Is there a way to force this to be done again on the old data? 
I'm rather database ignorant, so I'm not sure how to do it.

 	I almost never perform an "upgrade" to a new mythv without 
performing a clean install of the entire OS.  Too many things can go wrong 
and I don't want to be stuck without the mythbox, so I bring up a second 
machine in parallel.  To flush out residual crud and zero all settings, I 
generally like to start with a fresh database on the new version and 
import only what I need.  I guess that doesn't work in this case?



* Cory Papenfuss, Ph.D., PPSEL-IA                                       *
* Electrical Engineering                                                *
* Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University                   *

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