[mythtv-users] Debian Lenny with upcoming mythtv release?

diane mittnik dianemittnik at gmail.com
Mon Dec 29 22:23:09 UTC 2008

On 12/29/08, Jason Spears <shadestalker at thatsmystapler.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 3:10 PM,
> <dianemittnik at gmail.com>wrote:

>> From what I've seen in recent comments about the next mythtv release
>> that supports the new nVidia drivers, QT4 is required.  Watching
>> Debian Lenny's list, last I checked they are sticking with KDE 3.x
>> instead of going with the newer KDE 4.x, so if I understand it
>> correctly Debian Lenny is going to come with QT3.x.
>> If I understand all this correctly (and I probably don't), Debian
>> Lenny is going to be incompatible with the next mythtv release
>> supporting nVidia's latest drivers (VDPAU) and it's integration into
>> Mythtv because of the QT4 requirement (which will probably also affect
>> other non-bleeding edge distros that don't incorporate QT4, like
>> stable versions of other distros, etc.)
>> Is this correct about Debian Lenny and should I plan on hoping for a
>> release of Debian unstable that works and shouldn't be updated once
>> VDPAU works with it, or should I relax?
> According to current testing, the QT4 libs are in, just KDE4 is not (yet?).
> http://packages.debian.org/lenny/libqtcore4

That's great news.  I incorrectly tied QT4 with KDE4.

> If you really want KDE4 too, there's always experimental.
> Jason

I've never tried experimental, but backports.org has been a good
friend to Sarge for me, and iirc, Woody and Potato as well.  I got
tired of the large and constant updating for testing so I've been
sticking to stable on my desktops/laptop for the last couple of years,
with backports.org helping to keep me in the same technological epoch
as stable ages.  Unstable has been a good learning experience on how
GNU/Linux works and how to fix it when it doesn't because sometimes
when unstable breaks, it breaks hard enough to make you spend some
time and learning to fix it.

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