[mythtv-users] Is is a good idea to upgrade from mythububtu 9.04 to 9.10

match at ece.utah.edu match at ece.utah.edu
Mon Dec 28 23:31:04 UTC 2009

On 28 Dec 2009 at 8:34, Dave Richardson wrote:

> > Generally Ununtu* 9.10 *seems to be a fairly shocking upgrade but
> > unfortunately I have upgraded my laptop already.  I generally use my
> > PS3 to play stuff off my myth box so the upgrade is not essential.  Is
> > mythubuntu 9.10 as bad as ubuntu 9.10 or should I consider upgrading.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Ben
> > _______________________________________________
> My experience|opinion is that the Ubuntu part of Mythbuntu upgrade to 9.10
> went without much issue.  If you're moving from myth 0.21 to 0.22, you
> should carefully plan your upgrade and READ the ARCHIVES for all sorts of
> gotchas concerning the Myth related parts.  I personally recommend that
> you add the Avenard repo to Mythbuntu; of course, YMMV.

Usually when a new version of MythTV comes out I'm thinking about some 
hardware upgrade or another anyway, but this time it was software only. 

I read everything I could find, planned for a big upgrade showdown, laid out 
all my "ammunition" in front of me in preparation, and then ultimately threw 
caution to the wind and did the upgrade. I didn't even bother to backup the 
database, deciding "Heck! It's just TV shows!" and if I loose them it just gives 
me an excuse to change some hardware.

The upgrade to MythBuntu 9.10 went off without a hitch. No problem at all. 
Didn't loose a thing. All finished in less than 20 minutes. Database intact and 
upgraded, recordings all there... couldn't have been easier. Even my remote 
and sound still worked.

If I remember, there was some re-configuration, mostly of "new" or different  
features, but even most of my old settings moved over to the new version.

YMMV obviously! Do a backup if there's anything you want to save. In my 
case the system was well behaved and well proven to begin with, so I just 
didn't have any issues.

Then I just did a fresh install on the frontend-only machines. That seemed as 
easy as doing an upgrade.


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