[mythtv-users] Upgrade Ubuntu 7.10 => 8.04

Mario Limonciello mario.mailing at gmail.com
Fri May 2 23:44:08 UTC 2008

finlay wrote:
> Mario Limonciello wrote:
>> finlay wrote:
>>> Joacim J wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> I have read about Josh White's problem with Upgrade Ubuntu 7.10 => 8.04.
>>>> However, is there anyone that have done a *successful* upgrade with 
>>>> functional MythTV from Ubuntu's repository?
>>> I did a FE/BE upgrade (Ubuntu 704->710 with myth on top) a couple of 
>>> days ago. I had a problem with fstab because I had a pata drive for my 
>>> system disk that got renamed to /dev/sda from /dev/hda and I used the 
>>> partition names instead of labels for mounting.
>> Don't use names or labels.  UUIDs are used by default in Ubuntu.  You should
>> stick to these.
>> They are used for this exact reason of upgrades risking breaking things.
> How does one find out what the UUID of a parition is?
>>  Hal can be a problem
>>> since the rc*.d links are different in 804 from 710. Nothing major - was 
>>> up and recording in a couple of hours or so. Another system (no myth) 
>>> took more work but I expected it since I had compiled and installed a 
>>> bunch of stuff from source including dbus. Hosed hal and avahi-daemon 
>>> for a while but I wouldn't expect any problems from a relatively 
>>> standard 7.10.
>> Compiling from source on core services can lead to a fair deal of trouble.
>> Why'd you do that in the first place?
> Had to upgrade these packages to do development on some other packages.
>>> Oddly enough the worst problem was with a 710 mythbuntu that wouldn't 
>>> start X, etc. I finally just wiped the disk and installed mythbuntu 804 
>>> on top and will probably go diskless on it now that mythbuntu makes 
>>> setting up diskless clients easy.
>> Did you see the details surrounding this?  There has been a few reports of
>> linux-restricted-modules not getting upgraded when the upgrade happened.
> Tried the beta and rc diskless but had a number of problems using the 
> mcc image builds. Didn't see the reports you mentioned.
> Thanks
> John
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Mario Limonciello
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