[mythtv-users] Upgrading from really old version

Dan Brown dan_brown at ieee.org
Wed Aug 15 23:19:33 UTC 2007

So, here's my situation.  A few years back I took the MythTV plunge, and
after the usual half-enjoyable, half-annoying struggles to get it
working, it's been working perfectly ever since.

It's been working so well, in fact, that I've paid absolutely no
attention to upgrading it until recently, when the growing list of
features and bugfixes, plus the Zap2It issue, have made me think I've
been putting this off for too long.

The challenge, then, is to get my ancient 0.18 install (yes, I know, I
really should have been upgrading over the years) up to date.

I'm able to find lots of info on upgrading from more recent versions to
the latest.  I'm a little nervous about whether this information applies
to my situation.

So, a few questions to any experts out there.  Feel free to point to
wiki pages, threads, etc that I might have missed.

 - Can I upgrade straight to the latest version, or do I need to try to
find older versions and upgrade in stages?  I'm concerned here
particularly with database conversion issues.

 - Any pointers on a specific sequence of steps I should take?  I don't
need handholding in terms of getting my Debian packages updated, etc...
just a broad understanding of what pieces to upgrade in what order, what
magic commands I need to type to do what mysterious things to my
database, etc.

Thanks for any info you can give.  My WAF depends on you!


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