[mythtv-users] How to Upgrade from FC4 MythTV 0.17?

Fred Firestine ffluvssg1 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 4 19:47:59 UTC 2007

Ugh. I will try installing FC6 without the "yum upgrade" and see if I
have better luck with an earlier kernel. I would rather not have to
download/compile, unsupported for future versions, etc.

On 3/4/07, Nick Morrott <knowledgejunkie at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 04/03/07, Garry Cook <garrycook at gmail.com> wrote:
> > So, I was hoping to get some input from folks that may be familiar with the
> > process and/or have done recent upgrades. What's the best way to go about it
> > without losing any of my recording, movies, or music? I'd also like to keep
> > as many of my custom settings as possible.
> My suggestion depends on whether you you want to update your OS in
> addition to MythTV, and whether you had the foresight to store your
> media (recordings/movies/music/pictures etc) on separate partitions to
> the system installation.
> If you have stored your media separately, you can start over with a
> clean installation of FC6 (or any other distro you want to use) with
> little to no risk to your stored media, and use the current atrpms.net
> MythTV binaries.
> You can also stay with FC4 (I am doing this on two heavily used
> systems, but this OS is now unsupported) and run the latest MythTV
> code from SVN (self-compilation requiredm as atrpms.net no longer
> supports FC4).
> If you stored your media on your system partition and have nowhere
> else to store this, things could get a little more messy if you want
> to upgrade your OS. In-place upgrades from FC4-FC6 (with perhaps an
> interim FC4-FC5 upgrade) may be your best bet, but these can be messy
> and you may need to fix niggles that become apparent after the
> upgrade. Again, if you carry out an in-place upgrade to FC5 or FC6,
> you can use the atrpms.net binaries to get the latest 0.20 version of
> MythTV.
> > I started reading Jarod's guide again, but it still seems to be geared
> > mainly towards building from scratch. I'll go this route if I have to, but
> I just looked at the HOWTO, and it's still based on installing
> _MythTV_ from atrpms.net binaries. As long as your are running a
> version of Fedora that atrpms.net supports, the HOWTO is good.
> Nick
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