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

jedi at mishnet.org jedi at mishnet.org
Wed Jan 30 15:18:50 UTC 2008

> On Wed January 30 2008 15:11:43 Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 01/29/2008 08:52 PM, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
>> > 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).
>> > 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.
>> Where "same myth version" implies the exact same SVN revision, due to
>> the fact that almost all the packagers are using 0.20-fixes.  Getting
>> packages with the exact same revision may be difficult when using more

The obvious solution to this is to not use packages and to instead
build your copy of mythtv from source. With Ubuntu/Debian, this isn't
as hard as it sounds. I can't vouch for the other distros though.

>> than one distro.  If you are not running the exact same revision, you're
>> running an unsupported configuration, so don't be surprised if you
>> encounter issues.
> I'm glad I asked the question. Thanks Mike.
>> (In other words, I highly recommend running the same distro--whether
>> that means switching your existing system or choosing the same distro
>> for your new one.)
> That's seems good advice.

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