[mythtv-users] Best Linux for MythTV

Jason Spears shadestalker at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 18:36:16 UTC 2007

On Nov 11, 2007 10:48 PM, Arpotu <arpotu at apathynews.com> 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?

I'm running Debian Etch with mythtv packages from
debian-multimedia.org.  Should you decide to compile and dpkg your own
releases, the helper scripts available for Debian make it dead easy,
especially given that you can use the src debs from
debian-multimedia.org as a starting point.

I hesitate to recommend Debian testing simply because it's a moving
target, and updating mythtv and the underlying platform leaves too
much troubleshooting to do when things break.  This is why I recommend
Etch, but if you like to fiddle and want more cool, recent stuff then
testing is the way to go.

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list