[mythtv-users] Knoppmyth and more packages

Ivan Kowalenko ivan.kowalenko at gmail.com
Thu Aug 3 00:21:04 UTC 2006

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On Aug 2, 2006, at 19.12, Nick Rout wrote:

> I have knoppmyth (latest) installed. Although I know how to apt-get
> update and apt-get install, I am not as familiar with debian's  
> packaging
> system as i would like to be.
> when I run apt-get update in the standard, unchanged, knoppmyth it
> shows:
> nick at media:~$ sudo apt-get update
> Password:
> Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org stable/main Packages
> Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org stable/main Release
> Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org stable/contrib Packages
> Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org stable/contrib Release
> Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org stable/non-free Packages
> Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org stable/non-free Release
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> But it is all over in a flash, there appear to be no updates. Is this
> because it is tracking only stable?

Well, that's more of a debian question, but pretty much. Though I  
think that parts of Apt were b0rk'd in KnoppMyth in order to preserve  
something, or something or other. You might want to check on that,  
but I've used KnoppMyth safely.

> I'd like to add some other repositories and install some stuff like
> slimserver from testing.. Will this screw up my (nicely working)  
> mythtv?

Provided you don't mess with any of the multimedia packages, probably  
not. I think it ought to be pretty safe.

> As nothing every seems to change as a result of apt-get update, how  
> will
> knoppmyth or any other packages ever get updated? Or is this
> "stability|lockdown" a "feature" of knoppmyth.

Because of some problems, you won't be able to upgrade the KnoppMyth  
software via Apt, though you will be able to upgrade everything not- 
Myth and keep a KnoppMyth system.

> Nick, curious, and scared of screwing up a beautiful thing.

Who wouldn't be?

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