[mythtv-users] Can't seem to get MythTV working on FC4

Nick knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 18:09:25 EDT 2005

On 7/21/05, Mat Kyne <matkyne at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I know that I should learn to be patient, but the summer is coming to a
> close andI need to get my MythTV system up and running again.  First a
> little back story.
> I tried my first several installs under FC3, but could never get Myth to
> properly see my pcHDTV 3000 card. I gave up and tried with Knoppmyth, and it
> worked out of the box.  But the distrobution was a little light in the extra
> fetures. Well I upgraded my computer to a P4 HT 3.0 GHz, with a new Mother
> Board, and an extre 200 Gb Hard drive. This happened about the same time
> that FC4 came out, so I upgraded. I tried to install Myth using Jarod's
> Guide, but no dice. Over a month later, I see that people on the list have
> gotten Mythtv  working on FC4, so I try again.  I made some progress, but I
> ended up 1/2 way through with errors. So here I am asking for help. Here is
> what i got:
> [root at localhost mythtv]# apt-get install mythtv-suite
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
> requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
> distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
> or been moved out of Incoming.
> Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
> the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
> that package should be filed.
> The following information may help to resolve the situation:
> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>   mythtv-suite: Depends: mythtv-backend (>= 0.18.1) but it is not going to
> be installed


You could use the FC3 0.18.1 rpms (add the FC3 repository info to your
apt config). You could also use apt-get to install the main myth
packages i.e. mythfrontend, mythbackend etc instead of using the
mythtv-suite metapackage.

Also, make sure to run 'apt-get update' before installing new software
to ensure your apt-get is notified of all new packages.


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