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

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 23:36:06 UTC 2009

On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 11:01 AM, 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>

   Thanks. I hadn't considered the --onlydeps flag. That should be
good, but it's not addressing the real issue I'm worried about. It's
my understanding that I cannot use the 0.22 backend with my 0.21
frontends. Assuming that's true I have to rebuild the backend, then
build 1 of my 4 frontends. If I run into problems then I run the risk
of not being able to take the backend back to 0.21. Granted, I should
and will do backups before
I start the upgrade, but if I run into a problem then this whole
process ends up taking a week and the family isn't happy with me.

   I love the stability of Gentoo but doing a multi-machine upgrade is
going to require a high degree of focus...


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