[mythtv-users] My Upgade Dilema with FC5

CHRIS KOTTING ckotting at wideopenwest.com
Mon Aug 27 13:58:20 UTC 2007

On Mon, 27 Aug 2007 07:45:08 -0400, James Pifer wrote
> 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 
> 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 now.
> 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?
> Thanks,
> James

James -

First off, I wouldn't try to go with Fedora 7.  My understanding is that 
there are known problems with anaconda on Fedora 7.  I would consider either 
FC6 or CentOS for now.  I've been using xfs with no worries (when I set up 
initally, jfs was reported to be problematic for some, not so now).

FWIW, An upgrade to FC6 and a "yum update" to get the latest packages from 
Axel and running mythtv-setup followed by mythfilldatabase was all that was 
required to get my combined Frontend/Backend transitioned from Zap2It to 
SD.  I might be tempted to go that route for the moment, and do the CentOS 
upgrade at your leisure.

Hope that helps...

Chris K.

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