[mythtv-users] OT: What does Fedora 8 really have to offer?
Support [ Ian Ward ]
support at cyberpro.com.au
Mon Nov 5 02:06:56 UTC 2007
Peter Loron wrote:
> Why not switch over to CentOS 5? Much longer support window than the FC
My dedicated backend was FC5 and have FC6 on three FE's ( don;t ask me
why they are different.... )
Anyway, FC5 dropped off so I figured Centos 5 for the backend would be a
The Centos Kernels have stuff ripped out. No digital Tuner cards. No
There are some special Centos Extra kernels with xfs and dvb , however
the 2.6.18 kernel is still a problem for my DVB cards.
Faced with having to muck around with custom ( and updated ) kernel
config , I decided on FC7
I did a yum upgrade from FC5 to FC7. Just to make things more
complicated, it is a x86_64 system.
There are some notes on the Fedora Site for this, and yes , things
broke. But if you know rpm and yum you can cleanup ok.
It was still easier than a fresh install and re-merge of configurations.
So, in summary, RHEL5 or Centos do not seem good options for the
bleeding edge requirements of Myth.
A backend needs DVB cards and maybe XFS filsystems
A frontend needs up to date xorg, nvidia, mpeg2 etc.. etc..
<Flame suit on>
I'm thinking Ubuntu may be a better option as apt seems much smarter
Does Ubuntu handle major version upgrades better?
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