[mythtv-users] New Install Recommendations

Bob Weber rjweber at ieee.org
Wed Jul 13 17:36:20 EDT 2005

I second gentoo, but with a caveat. Installing apps like mythtv and ivtv on 
gentoo is easy. The ebuild system is nice, once you figure out how to use it. 
1. installing from source (which I always do) is slow. Easy, usually, and the 
binary should be optimized, but slow.
2. Maintenance is also slow, and usually easy.

I messed around a long time getting the ivtv driver and mythtv installed and 
working on debian. It went much faster on gentoo, but then again, it was my 
2nd time through it.

On Thursday 14 July 2005 01:29 am, Thom Paine wrote:
> I know everyone has their preference, and I've used RedHat for a long
> time, but for ease of installation and maintenance, what are some of
> the other installs that people are using?
> I tried MythDora, and I always seem to have some sort of a snag. Just
> when I thought it was working good, I find that it doesn't tune to the
> proper channel for recording.
> I'm downloading KnoppMyth as I type this, and will give it a try.
> I recently tried installing Gentoo on my spare laptop, and had had
> really good success. Many people running Gentoo using Myth?
> Basically I'm looking for solid backend and and will likely use Xboxes
> for frontends where I have TV's.
> I've been using FC4 on my good laptop, and I'd think that I wouldn't
> want to run this on the backend just yet. I like FC3, but these few
> changes is making it hard to get a working install.
> Thanks.

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