[mythtv-users] How to avoid upgrade headaches

Steve Peters - Priority Electronics steve at priorityelectronics.com
Wed Nov 11 17:10:50 UTC 2009

Johnny wrote:
>> 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
> _______________________________________________
I'll look into that, but that may be the opposite direction that i want 
to take this.

Can this be setup on debian by adding some repository or something? Or 
is this only for ubuntu?

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