[mythtv-users] Mythtv on FC6 -> Fedora7 Upgrade

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Sat Nov 10 11:55:30 UTC 2007

On Fri, Nov 09, 2007 at 06:37:59PM -0500, George Galt wrote:
> Anyone been able to find a good guide for getting mythtv running on
> CentOS?  I'm OK with updating on Fedora, but I built a system for my
> dad and upgrading it via SSH from 500 miles away every 6 months is a
> little much (for both him and me).  I'd like to put him on CentOS, but
> I understand there are a lot of kernel issues -- mostly with the
> capture card drivers.

Actually the experience I had was the opposite. Since the kernel is
frozen feature-wise in the capture card area the kmdls are invariantly
working well on RHEL5/CentOS5. In contrast every kernel bump on Fedora
causes capture card issues.

> I've hunted around with little luck.  I could probably just bang
> away at it, since CentOS 5 is similar to FC6, but I'd prefer to have
> someone blaze the path first -- and then give me the benefit of
> their hard-won experience ;-)
> Thanks,
> George
> On Nov 9, 2007 11:44 AM, Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm at atrpms.net> wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 08, 2007 at 09:34:09PM +1100, Shanon Mulley wrote:
> > > As FC6 is due to have its support ended soon, I'm trying to upgrade my
> > > mythtv FC6 machine to Fedora7.
> >
> > Since Fedora 8 is not really that different than F7., but has 6 months
> > longer to live, maybe it's better to go F8 instead?
> >
> > Note that the Fedora Project leaders decided to have FC6 and F8
> > overlap for a month to allow this scenario: Users skipping one interim
> > distribution, e.g. upgrading every year instead of twice a year.
> >
> > Or go right to CentOS5 which will be supported for much longer. Even
> > less to worry about once the system is running.
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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