[mythtv-users] Best Linux for MythTV

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Tue Nov 13 17:26:20 UTC 2007

On Mon, Nov 12, 2007 at 06:16:09PM -0800, Ian Forde wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-11-12 at 10:51 -0800, Blammo wrote:
> > Over time I've migrated all my personal myth installations to Centos.
> > I'm VERY fond of the stableness of the RHEL cores, and as long as you
> > aren't running bleeding-edge hardware (hence the need for a bleeding
> > edge kernel) you'll be very happy.
> Ditto.  I started my myth days on FC1 (i386), went to FC3 (x64), then
> FC5 (x64).  Now I'm running both of my backends on CentOS 5.  And I've
> got one HD-3000 tuner, 1 Firewire tuner, 2 PVR-150 cards taking a coax
> feed, and 1 PVR-250 card taking a composite feed.  There were a few
> issues at first, but everything pretty much works now.
> > The only caveat I can offer, is that right now there are a couple of
> > packages from ATRPMS that are in the "testing" train, that you have to
> > enable to complete a "yum install mythtv-suite". But in hundreds of
> > hours of recording, and on machines that are thrashing 24/7, it's
> > solid and stable.. and honestly, at the end of the day, my only
> > choice.
> I ended up skipping the atrpms mythtv builds, since I've been running
> SVN for over 3 years.

There are trunk packages at ATrpms, and if they are not updating fast
enough for you, you are welcome to help producing more frequent
package updates :)

> But all of my dependent packages come from either Axel (atrpms.net)
> or Dag (dag.wieers.com), so I don't have to worry about anything
> other than myth itself...

Dag and myself as well as a couple other folks are working on merging
together: http://rpmrepo.org

Everyone interested (and willing to pull up a sleeve or both) is
welcomed to participate in the founding of rpmrepo as well. :)
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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