[mythtv-users] mythtv 0.22 backend on Ubuntu Hardy Heron

Andre Newman mythtv-list at dinkum.org.uk
Sat Dec 5 16:55:41 UTC 2009

On 5 Dec 2009, at 16:34, Matthew Asplund wrote:

> I have a mythtv setup with a backend server and two frontends that is working well, but I really want to upgrade the frontends to the new mythtv 0.22 release (for the new theming, and better VDPAU support) and to Karmic Koala (they are Jaunty right now).  The backend is running Hardy Heron LTS and would need to upgraded to 0.22 for things to work.  I don't see an easy way to upgrade Hardy to Karmic, and I am hesitant to do a full new install since I currently enjoy a pretty high WAF (the system has run well for 18 months). 

I've just finished yesterday the long tortuous upgrade from 8.04 lts to 9.10, I had planned to wait for 10.04 but I had more trouble with 0.21 crashing than my test .22 system!

So in case you go the long way the gotchas that got me were:

from 8.04 to 8.10, lvm broke. Had to boot an old kernel from 8.04 then install lvm2, dpkg-reconfigure linux-image-blah-blah then reboot. Might save some grief by doing this before the final reboot. If you don't use lvm for critical partitions you shouldn't have much of a problem.

from 8.10 to 9.04	postfix broke, it fixed itself in 9.10 so don't know what happened there.

from 9.04 to 9.10 mysql broke, I kept my old my.cnf, had to replace with new dist version and restart. MythTV broke too but I removed all MythTV packages added JYA's repo and re-installed, all working nicely now.

> Is there a repository that will let me upgrade me to 0.22? 

I could find qt libs backports for 8.10 & 9.04 but nothing for 8.04, I decided that if I was going to have to upgrade to 8.10 it might as well be 9.10. The upgrade wasn't as painful as I'd feared and I run a lot of other services on this box.

A big shame that you need a major graphical library upgrade for the backend, apart from initial configuration none of my backends ever run anything graphical, mythweb and a remote frontend/ uPnP does the trick. If I was a programmer I'd be getting stuck in to splitting the backend from anything graphical.


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