[mythtv-users] Upgrading knoppmyth to ubuntu

Cecil Watson cwatson at linkline.com
Tue Oct 23 19:03:40 UTC 2007

Nick Rout wrote:
> knoppmyth  has been good to me but I am thinking of changing to mythbuntu
> to get some newer versions and access to more frequent builds. All too
> often the answer to little issues has been fixed, but not yet in
> knoppmyth!
Glad to know we've been good to you.  Newer versions of what?  There is 
nothing stopping a user from installing the version of MythTV he or she 
wants, with KnoppMyth.  All the deps are there (I included them for this 
purpose) and there is even a script on the forum that will do this for 
you.  We general upgrade to a newer version of MythTV when there is a 
major reason to do so.

Can you give any examples?  If there are issues w/ KnoppMyth, I'd like 
to know so they can be fixed.
> knoppmyth has all data in a separate partition (/myth).
Which makes it easy to upgrade.
> So a few questions:
> 1. can i set up mythbuntu without destroying that partition?
Don't know.  Don't see why not.
> 2. what should I back up and how? I assume i shold be backing up my
> database, my /etc/ directory and the contents of ~/.mythtv. Anything else?
Backing up in KnoppMyth should backup all you need.  From the main menu, 
KnoppMyth > Backup (or sudo mythbackup).  This will store what is needed 
in /myth/backup.

If you want to try something other than KnoppMyth, that is cool! 
Options are a great things.  As we've been good to you, be good to us by 
providing details of the issue(s) you had/have so we can fix them.



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