[mythtv-users] OT: What does Fedora 8 really have to offer?

Josh White jaw1959 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 5 19:07:40 UTC 2007

"For me, the whole Ubuntu philosophy gets in the way. No root? What's up

sudo passwd root

then you can type "su" and the root password and you're logged in as root.

On 11/5/07, match at ece.utah.edu <match at ece.utah.edu> wrote:
> On 5 Nov 2007 at 13:06, Support [ Ian Ward ] wrote:
> > <Flame suit on>
> > I'm thinking Ubuntu may be a better option as apt seems much smarter
> > than yum.
> > Does Ubuntu handle major version upgrades better?
> >
> For me, the whole Ubuntu philosopy gets in the way. No root? What's up
> with
> that?... Randomly generated MySQL password? No thanks... SUDO every
> time I have to do something as superuser?... Everytime?... Too much
> bother,
> and I don't need a Nanny.
> I thought MythBuntu looked promising, but the install scripts are very...
> um...
> restricting? As long as you want your system built their way, then maybe,
> but
> I couldn't figure out how to set up raid0 with xfs.
> The writeup on the Ubuntu community wiki says that you can turn an Ubuntu
> intallation into a MythBuntu system, but I couldn't get it work. Too many
> permission problems. I could not get into MySQL no matter what I tried.
> The
> "randomly generated" password wouldn't let me in, and I couldn't change it
> because... oh yeah, I couldn't get in!
> So It's back to Fedora 7 for me. At least I can find my way around that
> distribution and hose it up as root it I want to.
> Marvin
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