[mythtv-users] Totally screwed by software update

Michael Watson michael at thewatsonfamily.id.au
Thu Nov 8 03:54:11 UTC 2012

On 8/11/2012 2:36 PM, Lee Maisel wrote:
> Well, my system is toast.
> Apparently there's a buggy mysql update or something, because I let 
> the updates run that popup in X,
> and after that, mythtv would not function.   Found out mysql was 
> messed up and wouldnt start, tried every way I could think of to 
> uninstall and reinstall mysql, but always end up with errors, and it 
> won't run.
> I guess I'm going to have to completely re-install Mythtv 0.25 and re 
> setup all the things I had setup, and speech, and lost all my recordings.
> Any ideas how to get out of this mess?

Restore from a DB Backup.  You do have backups of the Database?? Look 
for a file "mythconverg-xxxx-2012xxxxxxxxx.sql.gz"
I would first try restoring with the update mysql, if that fails, revert 
to previous working version of mysql and restore the backup.
For best results (easiest), use  mythconverg_restore.pl

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