[mythtv-users] Mixing MythBuntu with "normal" Ubuntu

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Tue May 11 19:48:58 UTC 2010

On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 2:53 PM, Michael Tiller
<michael.tiller at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 2:32 PM, Josh White <jaw1959 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 2:24 PM, Richard Morton
>> <richard.e.morton at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> no issues with this at all
>>> Simply install the mythtv-frontend package; and any plugins you want.
>>> My first backend was mythbuntu but now I install ubuntu and add the
>>> packages; but to start with I was running a mixed arrangement with no
>>> issues.
>>> R
>> Doing the same.  I've had mythbuntu backends with ubuntu frontends, ubuntu
>> backends with mythbuntu frontends (currently) and it all works fine.
> Good to know.  Thanks.

my understanding of Mythbuntu intent is that the goal is to have the
same standard MythTV packages as mainstream Ubuntu, but with the
supporting setup to make for an easy MythTV system. From my experience
this is the case, though I find it's really only outstandingly helpful
in setting up a master backend and that random frontends and mixed use
machines gain less from being a separately packaged distro.

I've also grown wary of Ubuntu as a desktop, so I'm currently
"shopping around" but will likely stick with Mythbuntu for MythTV only
machines for that ease of setup.

I just wish there was some sort of standard for user naming between
distros, so the mythtv user on any distro is always the same uid/gid
and NFS permissions don't get screwed up...
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