[mythtv-users] UK Freesat retune

Michael Watson michael at thewatsonfamily.id.au
Fri Sep 28 21:07:36 UTC 2012

On 29/09/2012 3:39 AM, stinga wrote:
> On 28/09/12 10:25, David Edwards wrote:
>> On 28 September 2012 08:08, stinga<stinga at wolf-rock.com>  wrote:
>>> On 27/09/12 20:11, David Edwards wrote:
>>>> Based on that thread, I was very naughty and just ran this manually 
>>>> in the DB:
>>> Why is that naughty? That's how I update all my channels!
>> Any manual tweaking has the potential to waste people's time when it
>> causes unforeseen problems. For example, imagine the scene in two
>> years time when I do an upgrade which fails, I ask on the list for
>> help, everyone tries to troubleshoot, and several days later after
>> many emails back and forth it turns out that it failed because there
>> was an unexpected value in the DB that was only there because of the
>> manual DB change which by then even I have forgotten about.
Upgrade routine to failout describing what "value" caused the failure.

> Indeed that is always a risk, but I rather add one line than manually 
> delete 300 useless porn/shopping channels :-)

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