[mythtv-users] How to avoid upgrade headaches

Johnny jarpublic at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 16:59:59 UTC 2009

> Well, the 0.22 version was not in the repository for Ubuntu 8.10 which is
> what I used. So I had to upgrade to 9.04, and then to 9.10 in order to get
> the new version.
> I suppose I could build it myself, but then I'd have to build a lot of the
> dependencies that myth needs that are probably not included in anything
> before 9.10. I'm hoping to not have to build mythtv from source if possible
> just to make sure I get all the dependency stuff right. Also, I've learned
> not to put an new ubuntu repository into an old version of ubuntu...that
> really messes things up.

Yes that would be bad. You should look at the Mythbuntu repos. You
don't have to actaully be going all the way mythbuntu, you can just
get the mythtv packages. They keep more up to date packages. The
default .22 build in 9.10 is the release candidate or some build right
after it. Mythbuntu does frequent builds of .22-fixes so you will get
all of the fixes that have gone in since the 9.10 release, and there
are a lot. http://www.mythbuntu.org/auto-builds

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