[mythtv-users] Which distro for new system?

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Wed Aug 8 15:55:31 UTC 2007

On Aug 7, 2007, at 11:58 PM, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> That being said, lots of people here use Debian and I hear great
> things about its stability. However, it's also much slower to update
> so you're stuck running old stuff a lot longer than quicker release
> cycles like Fedora or Ubuntu.

That depends a lot on how you run it.  If you stick religiously with  
the "stable" release, then yes, it's a lot slower.  If you're more  
adventurous and run "testing," you get about what other distributions  
get, and if you run "unstable," you get all the bleeding-edge stuff.

I don't know if I'd recommend "unstable," because it breaks a lot,  
but I've rarely had problems with "testing."  I've also run mixed  
installs, using apt-pinning -- "stable" with some packages from  
"testing," or "testing" with some packages from "unstable" -- but  
that's not really recommended because it can get you into dependency  

I agree, though, that the best distribution to run MythTV on is  
probably whichever one you're most comfortable with.  That's a recipe  
for a minimum of headaches.

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