[mythtv-users] Best Linux for MythTV

William Munson william_munson at bellsouth.net
Mon Nov 12 04:12:34 UTC 2007

Arpotu wrote:
> Hey all, it's me again.
> As I look around for a good linux distro to build MythTV on, I find that
> some support it better than others.  Is there a "best Linux" for MythTV? 
> I suspect this is a somewhat political question, as one can "make it work"
> for most distros.  I've tried it on Ubuntu, which is iffy - and I've heard
> it works on Fedora, but does it (easily) work with CentOS or RHEL?  Pure
> Debian?  Mandriva?  Knoppix?  Is it better, in general, to use precompiled
> packages or does MythTV work better compiled from scratch?
> Thanks again,
> Arpotu.

As someone who is facing end-of-life on my Fedora Core 6 install I have 
given this a lot of thought. For me the best choice appears to be 
Debian. I have decided on the testing release. I like that its still apt 
based package management and I have not had any real problems using it 
with my xbox as a frontend. The lifetime on this should be plenty long 
enough and its quite a bit more stable than Fedora with its frequent 
kernel and driver updates.

Of course, your mileage may vary.....


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