[mythtv-users] Database update schema error with trunk utf8

Tom Dexter digitalaudiorock at gmail.com
Wed Dec 17 22:58:38 UTC 2008

On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 4:00 PM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 12/17/2008 03:44 PM, Tom Dexter wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 11:11 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>> If I'm correct about -latin1 disabling latin1 support, is that a
>>> standard flag used on Gentoo systems?  If so, you're likely not the only
>>> one who will experience this problem (and I'd now guess that the users
>>> commenting on #5070 had the exact same problem).
>> I use Gentoo.  Mine has that USE flag disabled as well.  That doesn't
>> disable latin1 support as far as I can see...I believe it just affects
>> the default encoding.:
>> equery uses mysql
>> - - latin1      : Use LATIN1 encoding instead of UTF8
>> --------------
>> SHOW CHARSET LIKE 'latin1%'
>> --------------
>> +---------+----------------------+-------------------+--------+
>> | Charset | Description          | Default collation | Maxlen |
>> +---------+----------------------+-------------------+--------+
>> | latin1  | cp1252 West European | latin1_swedish_ci |      1 |
>> +---------+----------------------+-------------------+--------+
>> 1 row in set (0.00 sec)
> Yep.  We've (finally) verified that, now.  It took a lot of guidance
> from Janne and a lot of people in IRC helping (by running tests for) us
> to figure out the details.  Now, we're hoping to figure out how to deal
> with database servers that were configured to use the wrong charset.
> Also, I'd recommend *against* changing things at this point, though.  If
> you're a Gentoo user and you're /just starting/ to use Myth--i.e. you
> have no mythconverg database--you should emerge mysql /with/ the latin1
> use flag (so it doesn't set a server default of utf8--do /not/ use
> -latin1).  If you have /any/ mythconverg data, you probably should keep
> using Myth as you have been for a couple of years--don't change your
> mysql configuration--to give us time to figure out how to deal with the
> issue.
> Note, also, that the "partial/new-hardware restore" instructions at
> http://mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-23.html#ss23.7 are wrong and will
> corrupt your database, so please do not follow them.  I'll be updating
> the restore script to fix the issue.
> Thanks,
> Mike
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I'm a little confused on this.  If you create the database using the
sql that comes with mythtv:


...as I did when I first installed...there shouldn't be any issue,
correct?  That creates the mythconverg database with latin1 as the
default character set.


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