[mythtv-users] Recommendations

Dennis B. Hopp dhopp at coreps.com
Tue Dec 28 19:42:23 UTC 2004

By too much I meant the install process.  Don't know if I feel like spending
24-48 hours compiling everything when I can get most everything running in
about 20 minutes with a different distribution.

I haven't used gentoo for a desktop type project in a while.  Mostly
web/mail servers at work that don't need a GUI of any sort so I don't have
to compile X (yes I know you can get precompiled packages, but then what's
the point of using gentoo?).


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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of nate s
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2004 2:23 PM
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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Recommendations

> What distribution are you using?  I'm thinking either Fedora Core or
> Mandrake (I love gentoo, but I think it may be too much for this)...
> --Dennis

Gentoo too much?  How so?  I've got it running fine on gentoo.  I hear
FC is one of the easiest to set up due to Jarod's guide, and I've also
heard good things about KnoppMyth, esp. for a first time setup. 
However, if you're already a gentoo user, I'd highly recommned that,
as in my slightly biased opinion, the setup on gentoo is even easier
(gentoo setup in general is hard, but if you're familar with that, the
mythtv setup part is pretty painless.)


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