[mythtv-users] Xbox Gentoo Vs GentooX Vs Xebian
nate.strickland at gmail.com
Wed Dec 1 19:24:23 UTC 2004
I'd go with gentoo myself. AFAIR, GentooX is no longer supported by
the main gentoo distro, and since gentoo itself will now install ok on
an xbox, I think gentooX is no longer needed. Besides, Gentoo rocks.
On Wed, 01 Dec 2004 12:08:47 -0700, Greg Miller
<gregs_lists at millernet.ca> wrote:
> That is exactly what I tried. For some really weird reason it fails every
> time. I went through the perl script to try and narrow down the problem. I
> noticed that the first thing it did during the config step (installing
> Xebian went fine..) was do an apt-get update. I tried running this manually
> and it came back full of errors like the one I described. I know that the
> network works because I can use lynx to go to the same sites that apt-get
> has problems with.
> I changed the sources.list locations for the debian part to the local
> university and it worked better, but it still failes on the Mythtv sources.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Fred Squires
> Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 11:55 AM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Xbox Gentoo Vs GentooX Vs Xebian
> On Wed, 01 Dec 2004 11:35:11 -0700, Greg Miller <gregs_lists at millernet.ca>
> > Hi, I just picked up a couple of used xboxes to used as frontends for
> > Mythtv. I am now trying determine what Linux distribution I should
> > use. I tried Xebian because it looked like the fastest way to setup s
> > dedicated frontend. For some reason apt-get is failing. I see errors
> > like "stdin: not in gzip format" I am running via ssh and the network
> > seems to work for other apps (wget, lynx).
> > Now I'm considering a Gentoo flavor. With the two choices being Gent00
> > and Gentoox, does one have much of an advantage over the other? Is
> > Gentoo going to be more difficult than GentooX (drives, lirc, mpeg
> > chip support, etc...)
> > Any Tips, comments, and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> > Greg.
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> With Xebian did you follow the instructions from http://bit.blkbk.com/?
> They worked very well for me.
> BTW, (this might have changed) there were problems with the 1.1 version of
> Xebian and mythtv. 1.03 should be used instead.
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