[mythtv-users] Mythtv on Ubuntu VS Fedora

Claude Boucher bouchecl at videotron.ca
Sun Nov 25 04:01:28 UTC 2007

Matthew Dansereau a écrit :
> I stumbled into this ubuntu vid
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxMalbJDgiE
> 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 
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/301475#301475). It 
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 
prefer Fedora.


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