[mythtv-users] mytfilldatabase question

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Jun 16 23:20:25 UTC 2008

On 06/16/2008 10:33 AM, Torbjørn Heltne wrote:
> I installed my current mythtv setup close to two years ago. Maybe I was 
> a bit too restrictive, but I spent an hour or two going through the 
> mythfilldatabase setup, enabling only the channels the cable company 
> provided. Since then the cable company has changed the contents of their 
> basic package several times and now my channel list is ... "outdated".
> Will it be safe to do the following:
> * Stop mythbackend
> * run mythfilldatabase --manual (enabling "all" channels)
> * Start mythbackend
> If it matters my system i based on FC6, and it is set up using the howto 
> written by Jarod Wilson

Your best bet is to never insert a channel for those channels you don't
actually get.  My recommendation is to do the video sources part of
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/264034#264034 .

Then, go through the xmltv configuration to ensure that your grabber
only pulls the channels you actually receive.  Then, you can run
mythfilldatabase to populate your video source(s).


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