[mythtv-users] Totally screwed by software update

Michael Watson michael at thewatsonfamily.id.au
Thu Nov 8 04:12:41 UTC 2012

On 8/11/2012 3:04 PM, Lee Maisel wrote:
> 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.
> Lee
What OS?
What errors to you receive when trying to start mysql service? (check 
your mysql log files)
Can you downgrade mysql to the previous version?

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