[mythtv-users] Is myth.find_orphans.pl safe to run on 0.22?

Jim Morton Jim at Morton.hrcoxmail.com
Mon Jan 18 16:31:44 UTC 2010

Brent Bolin wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 9:25 AM, Jim Morton <Jim at morton.hrcoxmail.com> wrote:
>> I am wanting to run the "myth.find_orphans.pl" because of these entries in
>> the backend log -
>> 2010-01-18 09:59:32.863 ProgramInfo, Error: GetPlaybackURL:
>> '1131_20100118100000.mpg' should be local, but it can not be found.
>> 2010-01-18 09:59:32.865 ProgramInfo, Error: GetPlaybackURL:
>> But I can't tell if it has been updated to work with 0.22. I found this line
>> in the script -
>> my $revision = "0.21";
>> I'd like to fix problems without creating new ones :-)
> I'm not sure about your question.  I trashed all my recordings when I
> used this script.  Granted I really didn't know what I was doing.  And
> I had moved the default recording location on my Mythbuntu setup.
> Currently I just use symlinks for storage in other then default places.
> I see these messages every once and a while.  I delete them using
> Mythweb.  A good indication of the problematic recordings is no
> preview image in Mythweb.
> It would be nice to know if the orphan script is valid for .22 because
> I think it's a useful script.
I have run it using the --dryrun option and it produced a valid looking 
list. I'm just afraid that their may be new tables in 0.22 that this 
script is not aware of.


 Jim Morton  

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