[mythtv-users] Recommended upgrade from FC4/0.19?

Fedor Pikus fpikus at gmail.com
Tue Jan 16 03:30:11 UTC 2007

On 1/15/07, Bill Williamson <bill at bbqninja.com> wrote:
> On 1/16/07, Fedor Pikus <fpikus at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have a working Myth setup with separate back end and front end
> > running FC4 and Mythtv 0.19 from ATRPMs. neither FC4 nor 0.19 are
> > supported by ATRPMs any longer, so I guess it's time to upgrade. I
> > upgraded my desktop to FC6, I can install Myth 0.2 on it (no 0.19), of
> > course it can't talk to 0.19 backend.
> >
> > My problem is that I'd like to upgrade in a way which has the least
> > chance of breaking stuff. I'd like to try out Myth 0.20 and solve all
> > problems that upgrade causes, or upgrade to FC6 first and then work on
> > Myth.
> >
> > Has anyone done similar upgrade, can you tell me what worked and what
> > caused problems?
> Similar but not exactly the same...  I went from ubuntu 6.06 and myth
> .19 to ubuntu 6.10 and myth .20.
> From what I hear, you should be fine.  FC upgrades are generally
> painless as long as you have physical access to the machine and
> upgrade 1 at a time (FC4->5->6, not FC4->6) and do it via the cd-boot.
> As for myth, .19 to .20 was the easiest myth upgrade ever.  I had not
> one single issue with the upgrade, which was the first for a myth
> upgrade for me.
> The only "change" was that it doesn't by default chnage to the
> internal player for mythvideo, but your old xine/mplayer settings
> should work until you change it manually.

You mean 0.20 will keep using mplayer if it's installed as an upgrade
but will use internal player if  installed from scratch?

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Fedor G Pikus (fpikus at gmail.com)

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