[mythtv-users] New F/E - use same OS?

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Wed Jan 30 01:52:01 UTC 2008

On Jan 29, 2008, at 4:50 PM, john blue wrote:

> I have been trialling  Mythtv on my main system, and am ready to  
> setup a new
> box to go into the lounge room with the TV (for use by all).
> This box will be  a dedicated MythTV centre combined  F/E B/E with the
> existing main system becoming the master backend, this will give me  
> a total
> of 4 Digital tuner cards.
> When i ventured into Linux  a few years ago I installed SuSE and  
> have stayed
> with that distro, and now run OpenSuSE v 10.3, and have mythtv v.  
> 0-20.2.11
> as supplied from the packman site (I haven't ventured as far as SVN  
> versions
> yet).
> If I wanted to trial another distro, say Ubuntu or maybe  Mythbuntu  
> would it
> be feasible to do that on the new Myth box I  am now assembling? Or  
> would
> that cause issues between the two boxes,  considering that opensuse is
> running on the master B/E ?  I certainly couldn't afford to have  
> issues which
> might impact other viewers.
> John

Myth doesn't care what distro you're on. As long as the backend/ 
frontends on all machines are the same myth version, you're good.

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