[mythtv-users] Starting out - Which Distribution?

Tony tony.caduto at amsoftwaredesign.com
Mon Feb 9 09:29:59 EST 2004

I would recomend Gentoo 1.4 , the base os is a little harder to setup 
than say Fedora, but you end up with a highly optimized system.
After the base is installed, you simply type at a prompt "emerge mythtv"
Gentoo's portage system will resolve all dependencies and 
install/compile the whole thing for you.

I have tried other distros but always come back to gentoo.

Just my opinion though.


Michael Segulja wrote:

>I am what I would consider an expert in Linux, but I'm very new to the whole PVR world on Linux.  I'm very excited to have found MythTV and I really look forward to seeing what I can do with it.  However, I have one question before I get started.  I'm curious to see if you would recommend any one distribution over another?  I don't want to start some sort of flame war over this, but I'm sure there are some distributions that are easier to get working than others for MythTV.  I prefer Mandrake 9.2, and is the distribution that I run on my desktop machines.  I also recently discovered Gentoo, and although I haven't installed it yet, it looks very promising because it seems to be ready for MythTV once installed.
>Thanks for your advice.  Just looking for some general ideas to point me in the right direction so I can start playing around with this.

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