[mythtv-users] Ongoing Fedora YUM Dependency Problems
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Fri Sep 29 15:20:36 UTC 2006
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> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of jack snodgrass
> Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2006 5:51 PM
> To: andrew at nccomp.com; Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Ongoing Fedora YUM Dependency Problems
> On 9/28/06, Andrew Davis <andrew at nccomp.com> wrote:
> > Funny, just last weekend I did a clean install of FC5 and
> installed Myth
> > and other than some issues with my remote (which are
> resolved now), its
> > 99% working and the underlying FC5 is running w/o issue.
> Perhaps your
> > ranting is about your own installation choices. :)
> > Tom Greer wrote:
> > > This email is simply a rant... but I need to express my
> > > so I'm begging forgiveness in advance.
> > >
> > > I've been using MythTV for over a year now. I originally tried to
> > > make it work with SuSE (wasted lots of time there), until I found
> > > Jarod Wilson's wonderful HOW-TO for installing Myth on
> Fedora Core 4.
> > > (Thank you, Jarod!) I switched to Fedora and got MythTV
> installed and
> > > working on 2 machines.
> > >
> > > But over the year, I continually experienced problems
> when updating or
> > > upgrading via yum. Over and over again, yum refused to
> do anything
> > > because of dependency problems. Each time, I had to
> invest time and
> > > effort to work around the problem.
> > >
> > > When I was confronted with the problem again this week, I
> decided to
> > > upgrade to Fedora Core 5. So I downloaded the DVD ISO,
> verified the
> > > DVD was good and upgraded the master backend. After the
> upgrade, the
> > > system couldn't launch the X server. So I tried to run "yum
> > > upgrade". It refused due to a conflict over the boot image.
> > >
> > > So I copied all my recordings to another box and dumped a
> backup of
> > > mythconverg - and did a clean install of Fedora Core 5.
> > > after first boot, I tried "yum upgrade". Same problem.
> > >
> > > I'm giving up on Fedora. Hello Ubuntu...
> > >
> > >
> the only issue I have with Fedora and Yum out of the box is the
> 'mirror' system that they use. Unless you specifically go into the
> yum.repos.d files and specify a close mirror, you may be trying to
> load packages from half-way across the planet. It's totally random.
> If you get a 'bad' mirror, you may have issues updating / upgradeing.
> I know which mirrors are close to my geographic location so I
> put those into my yum config files before I ever do a yum upgrade.
Network install here (over the home lan) takes about two hours with lots of
"custom install" included packages. No problem with that; it's expected.
But, the first upgrade (yum -y upgrade) takes about four or five hours. (so
it runs overnight).
What's the trick to finding faster upgrade sources?
Are there trustworthy "secret" distribution CD's that have already been
upgraded? Something like FC5.1? (That has a ring to it.) Or, is that what
FC6 is about?
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