[mythtv-users] MythTV + Distro

Stroller linux.luser at myrealbox.com
Fri Feb 9 22:46:52 UTC 2007

On 9 Feb 2007, at 19:23, David Campbell wrote:
> ...
>>> I'd say [K]ubuntu as it's a single command to install (but not
>>> configure) myth
>> Indeed, as it is with Gentoo and surely many other distros.
>> May I ask - had you never installed anything else on [K]ubuntu before
>> you installed Myth?
> It /was/ my desktop for nearly three years. I did an apt-get install
> mythtv myth-plugins - ran setup and moved the cube to my living space.
> Job done (mostly)

Indeed. This bears out my feeling that the "best Distro for MythTV  
wrt easy installation" is whichever distro you're most familiar with.
It's when you're not familiar with any Linux distro that you're stuffed.

I guess I wouldn't be popular if I started responding to newcomers  
like this, but there's a big bit of me that feels you should run  
Windows Media Centre for a year if you're not familiar with Linux but  
want to build a home PVR system.

In the circumstances that's the most reliable, painless & effective  
way to record & playback TV, and it'll have a high WAF. During that  
year installing Linux on a laptop or spare PC & using it for file- 
sharing & surfing the web would place one in a much better position  
to install Myth.

But no, we can't be seen to "drive away newbies" by telling them  
that, or in any way be anything other than supportive of their  
decision to choose our favourite platform, however difficult or  
stressful it may transpire to be for them.


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