[mythtv-users] why change db stuff with every version change?

Another Sillyname anothersname at googlemail.com
Wed Nov 25 22:51:39 UTC 2009

2009/11/25 Dale Pontius <DEPontius at edgehp.net>:
> Robin Hill wrote:
> <snip>
>> What's preventing you updating all the backends/frontends anyway?  It's
>> not like there's embedded systems which will need replacing at large
>> cost, it's just a software update.
> Most of my Myth machines are Gentoo, But there are 2 Ubuntu machines in
> the house.  As far as I can tell, neither has released 0.22 to "stable"
> yet, but I've no doubt that they will do so at different times.  As of
> now, I just plan to have some time when the Ubuntu machines can't run
> the Myth frontend.
> I don't see that as a big problem, just a minor annoyance.
> Right now I'm far more concerned about the database conversion.  At
> various times I've come across Gentoo messages telling me to do this or
> that to my database and/or /etc/mysql/my.cnf.  I know that at least once
> I've had to drop and reload the database.  Right now I'm fearing that
> I've got a bad case of "partial corruption", as  some have put it, and
> that it won't show up until the first time I fire up 0.22.
> Dale
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I just had a look at the wiki and the db scema there seems to be out of date?


for example my DB includes a table eit_cache that I can't find
documentation for.

The reason I'm looking is I'm trying to understand where in the DB the
'Full' list of upcoming programs is stored and what information is
stored on each one (for example is programid stored for each program
in the upcoming listings?  and if so where can I find that info in the

Any pointers would be gratefully received.

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