Mthtv-backend fails after upgrade in Debian Bullyseye

My mythtv settings are not saved or being read after upgrading mythtv-common. My mythtv server is Linux server 5.3.0-3-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 5.3.15-1 (2019-12-07) x86_64 GNU/Linux. All commands are done through the terminal. Last update is 2020-0106.

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lsb_release -a

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Distributor ID: Debian
Description: Debian GNU/Linux bullseye/sid
Release: testing
Codename: bullseye

I am having to reconfigure mythtv-common and mythtv-backend after every upgrade. The steps to reconfigure the packages are listed below.

Reconfiguring mythtv-common

# dpkg-reconfigure --force mythtv-common

Reconfiguring mythtv-database

# dpkg-reconfigure --force mythtv-database

restart the mythtv-backend and check that it is running

# systemctl restart mythtv-backend

# systemctl status mythtv-backend

The following line shows success.

Active: active (running) since Mon 2020-01-06 21:15:15 CST; 2s ago