[mythtv-users] How to convert from rpmfusion to atrpms

George Galt george.galt at gmail.com
Mon Aug 30 14:59:35 UTC 2010

YMMV, but I did the following about a year ago, so far without issue:

1) remove mythtv
2) delete RPMFusion repositories
3) add ATRPM repositories
4) yum update (which did replace some RPMFusion files with ATRPM
files, I believe).
5) yum install mythtv

So far, there have been no problems.  However, this is a system used
only for mythtv, so there wasn't much else on it.  I also did this
while using Fedora 12, and then upgraded to Fedora 13 using preupgrade
several months later.  While there were no issues before the
preupgrade, my guess is that using preupgrade blew away anything
remaining from RPMFusion.


On Sun, Aug 29, 2010 at 3:54 PM, R. G. Newbury <newbury at mandamus.org> wrote:
> On 08/29/2010 12:08 PM, Gabe Rubin wrote:
>> Hi list,
>> I installed MythDora on my system, which for the most part was an
>> excellent way to get myth and fedora on my computer.  I am used to
>> atrpms and there are some packages on there that I have come to depend
>> (specifically, the legacy firewire drivers).  I would like to switch
>> from using the rpmfusion and mythdora repos to the atrpms repo;
>> however, I know that this can cause some issues.  Is there a clean and
>> safe way to do this?
> Clean? Not likely.
> Safe? Ditto.
> Possible route I can think of would be
> 1) use the output of 'rpm -qa' to find which packages are from rpmfusion.
> 2) remove those packages, noting which dependencies also get removed
> 3) remove the rpmfusion repos from /etc/yum.repos.d
> 4) add the atrpms repos
> 5) install the packages which you removed.
> Probably need a step '0' too: make a sacrifice under a near full moon.
> Problems?  The rpmfusion website makes it extremely hard to find packages.
> There is no unified list. It might actually be easier to make a list of
> packages on the matching Fedora 'Everything' website, and use that to reduce
> the size of the 'rpm -qa' list.
> Then again, it might actually be faster to just re-install mythdora. As you
> say, it is a quick and easy way to install myth. Take the opportunity to
> finetune your setup. Remember that all you *really* need to restore myth on
> an operating system is the mythconverg database and the video files. (The
> killer bit is the 'operating system', getting the tuners working, getting
> lirc working etc. Once you are there, myth is a doddle (1))
> Back up the mythconverg database, everything in /etc (it !works!) plus
> /home/mythtv. Last time I re-installed it took about 45 minutes of seat
> time, spread over about 6 hours of a Saturday. I cut the lawn etc. while
> things were being done.
> Geoff
> (1) After you have done it about 20 times!!!
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