[mythtv-users] MythArchive not available on FC3 ??

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Tue Sep 19 08:40:00 UTC 2006

On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 03:31:48AM -0400, brian wrote:
> I upgraded from MythTV 0.19 to 0.20 when it was released; compiled from
> source and the upgrade went smoothly.
> Tonight, I decided to try out the new MythArchive functionality.  I
> thought I had all the dependencies installed and ready to go, so I set
> up a temp directory for MythArchive to work in, selected a previous
> recording, popped a blank DVD-R into the drive, and fired it up.
> The mythburn.log file tells me "Sorry, your Python is too old. Please
> upgrade at least to 2.3.5"  After some research, I find that I can get
> 2.3.4 for my FC3 machine, but no later --  well, not entirely true; I
> can install 2.4, but I don't know how to tell MythArchive to
> use /usr/bin/python24 instead of /usr/bin/python .  The python page
> specifically warns against replacing the 2.3.4 version installed with
> the OS with the 2.4 version outright, as other parts of the OS may be
> expecting the 2.3.4 version.
> So, are FC3 MythTV installations simply out of luck, or is there an easy
> work-around?   I am amassing parts for a rebuild of my MythTV system,
> and I'll probably build that with FC5 (or, perhaps by then, FC6), but
> that's several months in the future... is there anything I can do, even
> temporarily, on my FC3 system to utilize MythArchive?

It would be possible to use python24 for using mytharchive, but I'm
phasing out python24 (and FC3).
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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