[mythtv-users] Mythtv on Ubuntu VS Fedora
bouchecl at videotron.ca
Sun Nov 25 04:01:28 UTC 2007
Matthew Dansereau a écrit :
> I stumbled into this ubuntu vid
> It strikes me as worth checking out.
> I'm a fan of the YUM package installer concept in Fedora. It appears in
> the video that Ubuntu has a similar package managment software.
> Has anyone here had experience with both?
I run my MythTV system on Fedora (Master backend + combined BE/FE), but
I have two (mainly) Ubuntu desktops where I run the frontend, so I speak
with come experience. So, caveat emptor, YMMV, etc.
I find the Fedora support and documentation (the celebrated Jarod
tutorial at http://www.wilsonet.com/mythtv/fcmyth.php) better than
what's available with Ubuntu. It goes behind the basics, it gives you
some tips + a lot of old hands around here come with a RH background. If
you read a bit, the wiki, this list or even in books, you can answers.
The other advantage to run a Fedora-based system, is the responsiveness
of the Fedora myth community. It is much better. You can rely on Axel
Thimm to recompile mythtv-suite for a few people when one small patch is
critical (for instance, the svn 19418 "Québec" patch, see this thread
saved my skin many times. Want it or not, WAF matters. The Ubuntu folks
do not seem as responsive (https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/164348).
Since my family has come to rely on MythTV for the last three years, I
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