[mythtv-users] Upgrade to 0.20.2, another success story

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Wed Aug 29 16:05:10 UTC 2007

Add me to the list of people who upgraded with no particular difficulty.

On my master FE/BE it was a little bit complicated because I'd never  
upgraded that machine from SuSE 10.1 to 10.2.  I had to do that  
first.  The distribution upgrade was surprisingly seamless, except  
that GRUB refused to boot my system after the install.  It would  
continuously reboot without ever displaying the menu.  After  
reinstalling GRUB three times with no success, I installed LILO  
instead and it worked.  This was the first time I'd tried adding  
third-party repositories (like Packman) during the install process,  
and it seemed to really help with the problem of third-party packages  
blocking the upgrade with unsatisfied dependencies.

With that done, the actual MythTV upgrade was as simple as stopping  
all the backends, checking off the new packages in YaST, and letting  
YaST do its thing.  I brought the master backend back up to make sure  
it was working, then shut it down again and ran mythtv-setup to flip  
my listings provider over to Schedules Direct.  I ran  
mythfilldatabase, then fired everything up.  All done.

The only weird glitch I encountered is on one occasion visiting the  
MythWeb backend status page caused the master backend to crash.  It  
hasn't happened again, but I'm a bit nervous about using that page,  
now.  Is this a known bug or just a freak occurrence?

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