[mythtv-users] Upgrading knoppmyth to ubuntu
cwatson at linkline.com
Wed Oct 24 14:44:34 UTC 2007
Nick Rout wrote:
> Cecil Watson wrote:
>> 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
>> 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.
> So this is compiling it yourself rather than a binary package. Maybe I
> should try that.
At this point, yes. Unfortunately, I don't have time to provide
>> Can you give any examples? If there are issues w/ KnoppMyth, I'd like
>> to know so they can be fixed.
> Nothing really major, i just keep seeing messages about "thats in
> -fixes" or -trunk. Newer versions of myth seem to have some exciting new
At the time of it's release, R5F27 had the latest -fixes. Our policy is
not to make a release with -trunk (this once did occur accidentally..).
> I am presently on knopp R5E50 and feel the need to update it (presently
> R5F27). So I have to back up and update it anyway, I thought I might try
> something different that perhaps won't need quite the operation that
> knoppmyth seems to be to upgrade (I'd much prefer to just do a apt-get
Backup and auto upgrade. R6 will support upgrades on the fly!
> So no offence to knoppmyth at all, its been great fun, and much better
> than my own gentoo efforts! Its just while updating I may as well try
> something different (famous last words perhaps).
None taken. If something was an issue, I'd just want to know what it
was so we could fix it.
>>> 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.
> Thanks, I will do that.
>> 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.
> Regards to you too and thanks for a great distro.
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