[mythtv-users] First mythfilldatabase creates duplicate channel entries.

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Fri May 8 14:59:50 UTC 2009

On Friday 08 May 2009 08:41:03 Jason Sullivan wrote:
> I'm upgrading to Ubuntu Jaunty, and trying to migrate my mythbackend
> setup.  After a few hiccups, I decided to do a clean install of mythtv
> onto Ubuntu (using the mythbuntu package), and merge in some of the
> info from my old install.  I haven't done the merge yet, just working
> with the completely clean install.
> I do a channel scan on my PVR-500 card to get the cable channels into
> the database, then exit setup and run mythfilldatabase.  Watching the
> channel table during this process, I see the "UNKNOWN[number]"
> channels populate the table just fine.  Then when mythfilldatabase
> runs (using Schedules direct as its data source), it adds several
> channels to the table, causing duplicate entries to show up.
> What I end up with is a series of channels, different numbers, all
> called "TVGN" with the same program data when I view it it mythweb.
> Looking at the channel table, each "TVGN" channel number that isn't
> supposed to be TVGN has two entries in the table, the first one being
> TVGN and the second one being the right one.
> Any idea how/why mythfilldatabase is doing this?  I've asked SD the
> same question, but the XML file looks right (or at least not obviously
> broken).

Not specifically, but with a card like the PVR-150/500 you probably don't want 
to do a channel scan. Just get the lineup from SchedulesDirect (since you 
mentioned them, I'm assuming you live where you can use them).

I'd guess your channel scan loaded some junk into your database.
beww at beww.org

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