[mythtv-users] Distro Preferences
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Thu Sep 13 11:19:24 UTC 2007
On Thu, 13 Sep 2007 11:45:37 +0100
"Paul Mason" <latepaul at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Due to some hardware changes I'm planning to rebuild my
>MythTV box shortly.
> I'll be copying over my recordings and database and
>since my current system
> is a recent-ish SVN I'll be building Myth from source.
> I'm considering trying out a different distro. Currently
>my MythTV box is
> openSuse 10.2 and my laptop, and occasional frontend, is
>Fedora 7. I've also
> use Fedora 6 in the past for Myth.
When I built my Myth box I wanted a relatively small
install base since I wasn't going to be using much other
I found that Arch Linux did the trick for me - Its not for
the faint of heart though. You should be an experienced
Linux person to do the install. It does use a good
package manager called pacman -- makes it easier then say
If you are looking for simplicity, I would suggest Linux
Mint. Its a Ubuntu variant with some very nice cleanups.
You can install Myth from deb packages which will set up
all of the auto-login for myth, etc. Then you can do an
apt-get build-dep mythtv and get the dependencies to build
myth from source.
I can say I've tried just about every major Linux distro
out there and no one is perfect in my opinion. These two
are just my preferences until better solutions come
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