[mythtv-users] .18 to latest update

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Tue Feb 6 22:23:07 UTC 2007

On 06/02/07, Todd Houle <thoulemythtv at gleffsecurity.com> wrote:

> What are the risks in updating to a later version?  Any recommended
> method so as to lessen the chance I'll kill it?  I'm tempted to setup

The risk is that something goes wrong during the upgrade, you haven't
got a good database backup and copies of other important config files,
and you lose your previous MythTV configuration which you have both
spent the past 18 months honing.

As you stated that you followed Jarod's Fedora guide, I would have
suggested following the current version of the guide for FC6. However,
as you installed the box 18 months ago, (Fedora Core 3?) the atrpms
pre-compiled binaries will be unavailable to allow a simple upgrade
path. My backends are still on FC4 and I'm now holding off upgrading
now until ivtv makes it into the kernel (Fedora 7 hopefully), although
I do run current SVN source builds.

If you install a newer Fedora release, and have a backup of your
database, then a newer version of MythTV should upgrade your database
automatically when you run mythtv-setup for the first time after the
upgrade. Note you should upgrade all frontends to the same version of
MythTV to avoid problems with the database and MythTV protocol. I
would also start to use (at least) a separate partition for recordings
if you don't already, as this will greatly reduce the chances of
losing them during an OS upgrade. You can overwrite other OS
partitions without losing recordings, and these will still be
accessible when you use your backed-up MythTV database on the new

Whichever route you decide to go - in-place upgrade or a second box -
please backup as much as you need to (database, LIRC/ALSA/X configs

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