[mythtv-users] What flavor of Linux are you using?

mythtv-free frenchmythtv at free.fr
Mon Nov 23 20:40:15 UTC 2009

I am using a debian 32b "light".
For a dedicated mythbox, the operating system must be as light as
possible. With debian, you can only install what is needed for mythtv,
no more.

Tom Dexter a écrit :
> On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 2:01 PM, Manuel McLure <manuel at mclure.org> wrote:
>> On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 10:38 AM, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Gentoo here, both 32-bit and 64-bit. Dreading compile time and debug
>>> for the upgrade to 0.22 and likely won't attempt it until the last
>>> possible moment.
>> Mark, the way I did it to make compile times less of an issue was to first do a
>> ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~amd64" emerge --onlydeps mythtv
>> at my leisure to install all of the dependencies (QT4 and such) - this
>> didn't affect the 0.21 install at all. Then I did
>> ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~amd64" emerge --buildpkgonly mythtv mythweb
>> to actually build but not install the package. Only then did I shut
>> down mythbackend and the database, change my package.keywords and do a
>> emerge --unmerge mythtv mythtv-themes mythtv-themes-extra mythvideo mythmusic
>> emerge -k mythtv mythweb
>> to install the previously built package. At that point I could do
>> mythtv-setup (required because of "partial corruption" with character
>> sets,) restart mythbackend and reinstall the plugins as needed. The
>> backend downtime was pretty short - definitely under an hour, probably
>> closer to 1/2 hour.
>> --
>> Manuel A. McLure WW1FA <manuel at mclure.org> <http://www.mclure.org>
>> ...for in Ulthar, according to an ancient and significant law,
>> no man may kill a cat.                       -- H.P. Lovecraft
> Thanks.  That's actually a pretty good idea.  However, I'd suggest
> that rather than using the ACCEPT_KEYWORDS approach, it'd be better to
> just put mythtv temporarily in /etc/portage/package.keywords.
> With that ACCEPT_KEYWORDS I'd think you'd risk installing unstable
> versions of dependencies, maybe even for qt4 (unless they happen to be
> hard masked).
> Tom
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