[mythtv-users] My Upgade Dilema with FC5

James Pifer jep at obrien-pifer.com
Mon Aug 27 11:45:08 UTC 2007

I'm currently running FC5 so I need to to do something with the OS, as
well as upgrade myth and start using Schedules Direct. I have had a lot
of problems in the past with the backend crashing if I delete a
recording while something else is being recorded, even with the "Slow
deletes" enabled. IIRC the problem is the file system I'm running, which
is ext3. Also IIRC, jfs seems to be the file system of choice by many.

So if I decide to upgrade, I'm trying to figure out which OS to go with.
For me, it's either stay with the FC line and most likely jump to FC7,
or it's go with CentOS 5. From what I can tell, atrpms has the upgraded
myth packages for el5, which I believe would work for CentOS 5. 

Any suggestions here?

Also, at what point do I upgrade myth? What I mean is, I'll back up my
current DB and all the associated recordings, etc. If I then rebuild the
system, am I going to run into a problem because of the newer version of
myth that will be installed? I don't think I can upgrade myth BEFORE
upgrading the OS because it looks like the FC5 yum mirrors are gone

OR, do I do the upgrade, install myth, and then import from my back up
before starting myth. When I start mythbackend the first time will it do
the necessary schema updates, etc?


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