[mythtv-users] Migrating from Fedora Core to Ubuntu

Tom Greer trgreer at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 02:39:23 UTC 2007

john sturgeon wrote:

> > You should plan to migrate both boxes at the same time. Having the
> > frontend and backend on different distributions makes it very
> > difficult to keep the two at the same version. And if the version is
> > different, the front and back ends will not be able to communicate.
> I do plan on migrating both, but not simultaneously.
> I'm thinking here, that I will just use Edgy's MythTV rpm, unless
> folks would advise against that?


I've been down this road before.  Perhaps I didn't explain myself
clearly, so here is more detail.

I have an existing setup with tow boxes.  One is a combo
frontend/backend.  The other is a dedicated frontend.  Both of these
are running MythTV on Fedora Core 6.

I was adding a third frontend.  Because of frequent upgrade problems
on Fedora (like dependency conflicts, having to reconfigure nvidia and
lirc on every kernel upgrade, etc.).  I decided to experiment with
Ubuntu.  (I have been happily using Ubuntu for my personal desktop
system for quite a while.)

First I used the Edgy RPMs.  When I tried to access my backend, I got
an error message stating the the frontend was using an older protocol
than the backend.

Knowing that Axel keeps the ATRPMs for Fedora pretty up-to-date, I
decided to deinstalll the Edgy RPMs and compile from SVN.  Now my
frontend was using a newer protocol than the backend.

I was struggling to get lirc working on Ubuntu - so I finally conceded
and built the new box on Fedora.

I hope this helps you avoid going down a similar path.


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