[mythtv-users] Removed mythmusic, mythgallery... ok to delete sql tables?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Jul 11 17:46:22 UTC 2012

On 07/11/2012 11:50 AM, Kevin wrote:
> I removed these both the other day via 'apt-get remove 
> mythmusic/mythgallery' but I noticed the mythgallerymetadata and 
> music_* tables still remain... would it be ok to delete them or would 
> it cause issues down the road?
> I suppose I could just truncate them to clear them out, but I just a 
> personal pet peeve of seeing unused tables.
> Sidenote... first time poster. Just setup mythtv last week and I'm 
> thrilled with it.

If you delete the tables, you'll almost definitely cause problems if you 
ever want to re-install them.  Ideally, if you want empty tables, you'd 
have cleared out the data before uninstalling, by pointing them to an 
empty directory and rescanning.

That said, they take up almost no space compared to the rest of the DB 
and won't hurt anything--whether they're populated or not.


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