[mythtv-users] Mythbuntu mythtv-database wants to erase my database.

Robert McNamara robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Sun Jun 7 00:22:30 UTC 2009

On Sat, Jun 6, 2009 at 5:16 PM, Bill Williamson <bill at bbqninja.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 4:25 AM, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>wrote:
>> The official position is you must use the same SVN revision on all
>> systems.  If you use different ones and don't see any problems and you're
>> happy, that's fine.  If you use different ones and /do/ see problems, it's
>> up to you to verify that the differing versions are not causing the issues
>> /before/ reporting any bugs to Trac/wasting the developers' limited time
>> (i.e. ask on -users list first, test with identical revisions, ...).
>> Mike
> So, not attempting to start another "happy flame festival," but this
> completely contradicts what Robert said earlier.  It's this sort of
> confusion (and I know why the main devs don't want to get involved, it never
> ends "nicely')  that drives us users trying to generally "do the right
> thing" batty :)
They're actually complementary pieces of information-- The policy is that
schema and protocol changes won't happen in a stable branch (although rules
can go out the window to fix critical bugs, and always include a clean
upgrade path).  The *troubleshooting* policy is that if something doesn't
work with mismatched revisions, one would be asked to reproduce the problem
with matched, unpatched revisions.

Any two boxes running the same stable release *should* be protocol and
schema-compatible, it's just not tested with all possible revisions against
one another.  Thus, the standard troubleshooting approach would be to ask
the user to remove all patches and match revisions, then attempt to
reproduce the issue.

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