[mythtv-users] Ubuntu 10.04 PPA for 0.23?

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Fri May 21 22:33:49 UTC 2010

On Sat, May 22, 2010 at 2:34 AM, Mike Perkins
<mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk> wrote:
> Nick Rout wrote:
>> ...Then fiddled with ownership and permission issues because user and
>> group ids had changed...
> I got bit by this a long time ago, and my advice is this: In the past, when
> video directories had to be NFS mounted across the system so that front ends
> could access them, it was *essential* that all the relevant user<->UID,
> group<->GID pairs remained consistent. So, when making a fresh install on a
> new box, I *always* did a clean OS installation followed by creating all
> users and groups with manually specified UID and GID values before adding
> myth (or anything else).
> Even though storage groups does the bulk of the lifting nowadays I would
> still suggest you follow this procedure. That way /you/ remain in control of
> what UIDs and GIDs get assigned to what.

Installing mythbuntu sets all that up while installing the whole
kaboodle. Was easy to fix but frustrating...

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