[mythtv-users] Moving from Fedora to Ubuntu

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 03:04:18 UTC 2007

On 08/03/07, Thom Paine <painethom at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I cannot comment on most of the tasks you describe however as someone
> > who has recently tried many different distros I can say that setting up
> > mythtv on Ubuntu is a pain in the rear.  You will need to manually
> > compile things like ivtv and lirc which in the case of a pvr250 card
> > turned into a major pain.  Other than that, its one of the best desktop
> > distros I have had the pleasure to use.
> Maybe what I should be trying to do is find a lighter install of FC 6
> for my master backend and keep it more up to date.

If it's for a dedicated box, only install the packages you really
need. I'm still running FC4 on two boxes - they're stable, and I'm
waiting for some time before I upgrade to Fedora 7 (I'm waiting until
ivtv hits the mainline kernel (2.6.22) before reinstalling, as this
will mark a huge (for PVR users) event.

> What about CentOS? Are there rpm's for that?

atrpms.net has MythTV available for RHEL4 and 5 - which is what CentOS
is recompiled from.

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