[mythtv-users] Totally screwed by software update

Lee Maisel maisel at lobo.net
Thu Nov 8 04:04:32 UTC 2012

Michael Watson wrote:
> 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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Cant find those scripts anywhere .   It's not the actual database, it's 
the mysql software that got messed up apparently.  THe upgrade failed.


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