[mythtv-users] Myth 0.18

Richard Smith rick_t_smith at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jun 12 07:19:19 UTC 2006

Ross Campbell wrote:

>I presume you mean mythtv-0.18.1 -- which was around for a relatively
>long time. If you want a quick-and-easy mythtv-0.18.1 frontend with
>all of the appropriate bits and pieces, I would suggest you look for
>an older knoppix cd and instlal that.
Indeed.  And I presume you mean knoppmyth?  Do you know which versions 
use 0.18.1?

>>Or is there a way I can upgrade to 0.19 with no risk whatever......?
>Yes - buy a new hard drive, copy your old install to the new one, do
>an upgrade install on the new one. If you have any major issues or
>lack of time/experience/knowledge to debug after an upgrade, go back
>to your old drive.
>For my next backend server, I'll set up hardware RAID, with *FOUR*
>partitions on top - two of about 20gb in size for TWO different OS
>installs, one of about 5gb in size for Linux swap, and all the rest of
>the space for a /video partition. This way, it would be possible to
>always have a PRODUCTION install, and a DEV/TEST install. This would
>make it really easy to save a 'STABLE' install, while testing
>upgrades/new distros/new mythtv versions/SVN.
Pretty much the conclusion I'd come to.  The problem is with the 
database being upgraded with (afaik) no downgrade option.  The other 
problem is that I have (or would like to have) a life :-))


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