[mythtv-users] Most stable compatible Linux distribution

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Mon Dec 27 23:24:08 UTC 2010

On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 10:47 AM, Mike Perkins
<mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk> wrote:
> On 27/12/10 18:17, Jarod Wilson wrote:
>> On Dec 27, 2010, at 12:48 PM, Boleslaw Ciesielski wrote:
>>> Just think how much harder it is now to get myth 0.24 on CentOS 5 running
>>> than it is on Fedora or Ubuntu (at least on modern hardware). So, one
>>> should go that route only if they plan to treat mythtv box as an
>>> appliance
>>> and not constantly update it. And where is the fun in that? :-)
>> Yep, it definitely takes some of the fun and excitement out of a myth box,
>> but if that's what you want, its great. Its become what I want of late, I
>> just don't have the time, energy or desire to keep up with Fedora anywhere
>> but on my laptop and on development boxes, where breakage doesn't cause my
>> wife and/or kids to complain. :)
> That's the problem, isn't it? A myth box should be ideally a fit-and-forget
> appliance. One certainly shouldn't be trying out new hardware on it all the
> time. (That's for the Frankenstein box I keep in the cellar.)

Yeah I get the undesirability of a constant stream of new hardware,
but keeping a box unchanged when the devs keep releasing new versions
and new fixes for mythtv, with groovy new features is a battle!

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