[mythtv-users] Ubuntu / Kubuntu

Stef Coene stef.coene at docum.org
Wed Jan 24 09:30:23 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 23 January 2007 21:10, Stroller wrote:
> On 23 Jan 2007, at 15:48, Rod Smith wrote:
> > On Tuesday 23 January 2007 05:22, Damian Surr wrote:
> >> What's the difference between the server install and the desktop? I
> >> assume I want the desktop as I think I'll need the backend and
> >> front end
> >> on the same machine. Would the Ubuntu server OS be better?
> >
> > Assuming it's a dedicated MythTV system and not something that
> > doubles as a
> > desktop computer, there's a lot of stuff in a typical Linux
> > "desktop" install
> > that you won't need -- word processors, e-mail clients, etc. The
> > same is true
> > of a "server" install, but the specific programs are different ...
> I don't think this is the case with Ubuntu. I think the server
> install is REALLY minimal, if you choose that option at the _very
> first step_ of the installation process. I tried it about a year ago,
> I think, and ISTR having to install even the ssh server so I could
> shell into it.
Indeed, at the end of the server install, it asks if this is a LAMP server 
and/or a .... (I don't remember the second option).  If you do not select 
anything of them, you will get NO software install, accept basic stuff.  And 
yes, even the ssh server is not installed.


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