[mythtv-users] From ATRPMS Fedora to Mythdora

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun May 11 17:30:34 UTC 2008

On 05/11/2008 01:14 PM, Mike LaPlante wrote:
> Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 05/11/2008 12:46 PM, Mike LaPlante wrote:
>>> Mike LaPlante wrote:
>>>> So, its about that time again, time for a complete reinstall on my 
>>>> boxen. I'm currently running Fedora 7 and using ATrpms to get my MythTV 
>>>> packages. F7 is fast approaching EOL and I want to switch over to 
>>>> Mythdora for my installs.
>>>> Before I do so I want to make sure I won't have problems restoring my 
>>>> database. I'm fairly sure Mythdora uses the same rpms from the same 
>>>> repo, and therefore the schema's should be exactly the same. But I 
>>>> wanted to ask before I screwed the pooch.
>>>> My current plan is to follow this guide 
>>>> (http://mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-23.html#ss23.7).
>> That won't work for an upgrade.  See 
>> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/332734#332734 .
> Well, I just checked and Mythdora installed 0.21-185, which is the same 
> revision my Fedora install had. So the schema's should be the same 
> right?

Right.  However, you must have a fully populated database schema to do a 
new-hardware restore (i.e. run mc.sql, run and exit mythtv-setup, then 
do the partial restore).  If you want to help test the scripts, they do 
partial restores (and much more easily than 23.7).

>>> 2. Path issues, Mythdora uses /storage, my Fedora install used /video. 
>>> Can I change that in Mythdora somewhere? Just use a symlink? I want to 
>>> make sure the new Mythdora can find my old recordings. If I just copy my 
>>> old recordings to /storage will myth be able to find them?
>> I don't know about the MythDora questions, but if you have /storage 
>> directory (or subdirectories) specified in the storage group into which 
>> you recorded your shows (or, at least in the Default storage group), 
>> just putting the recordings into that directory will let Myth find them.
> Otay, yeah, Mythdora has /storage/recordings, so if I copy my recording 
> files to that directory and put /storage/recordings/ in the Default 
> storage group all should be well?



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