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

Matt Emmott memmott at gmail.com
Tue May 11 20:34:37 UTC 2010

On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 2:13 PM, Michael Tiller
<michael.tiller at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've been using MythBuntu for some time and I really appreciate all the
> effort into making an "out of the box" distribution for running MythTV.
> My new FE/BE is running MythBuntu 10.04 and I have another machine already
> running "normal" Lucid 10.04 that I'd like to use as a slave backend (and
> perhaps occasionally run a FE on).
> I'm wondering what complications will come in this setup.  Is it OK to mix
> the version of MythTV that comes with Lucid with the one that comes with
> MythBuntu?  I would guess (although I'm not sure how I would verify this)
> that MythBuntu just uses the "upstream" version of MythTV from Lucid with a
> bunch of additional utilities and niceties thrown in but it seems possible
> that perhaps they are completely different builds (hence the potential
> problem).
> I suppose the main concern is simply that the DB schema might change between
> the two versions and this seems like it could create serious problems.  Am I
> worrying about nothing here?
> Finally, if I install the mythtv tools on a normal Lucid machine, is there a
> way to prevent any configuration that auto logs me in and runs the FE, etc?
> I know I could probably easily undo these kinds of things (which would be
> really nice for a real FE) but I'm just wondering if there is a simple way
> to side step it.
> Thanks for any help.
> --
> Mike
> _______________________________________________

A quick and easy way to add regular Ubuntu machines to a Mythbuntu
environment is to apt-get install mythbuntu-control-centre. It has a
nice gui that does the heavy lifting when you want to add a machine as
a slave backend etc.

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