[mythtv-users] Upgrading Fedora 12 AND Mythtv 0.22 on the same combined FE/BE

Stephen Kitchener stephen at g6dzj.demon.co.uk
Sun Nov 7 20:33:01 UTC 2010

On Sunday 07 Nov 2010, Jarod Wilson wrote:
> On Nov 7, 2010, at 7:30 AM, Stephen Kitchener wrote:
> > Hi List,
> >
> > I wonder if anybody has done this... ?
> >
> > I find that I am behind on two counts and would like to upgrade to mythtv
> > 0.24 and I think that I am right that I also need to go to fedora 14 at
> > the same time as mythtv is not supported on anything else.
> Uh. What?
> MythTV 0.24 will run on Fedora 12 just fine. It just might not be
> pre-packaged in the repo(s) you're using. However, Fedora 12 does go
> end-of-life shortly, so updating to F14 isn't such a bad idea anyway. (Or
> even better, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6). :)
> > Would the correct sequence be to upgrade to 0.23 first under fedora 12
> > (which I am currently running), then to upgrade to Fedora 14 and then
> > upgrade the mythtv software.
> Not sure there is a "correct" sequence here. Small, incremental upgrades,
> testing for ongoing functionality along the way, are definitely less
> error-prone than a large upgrade jump. So yeah, I'd probably say upgrade
> mythtv first, make sure it still works, then move on to the distro upgrade.
> Technically, Fedora doesn't support skipping ahead two releases, but it
> *should* work out just fine. (Famous last words).
> > Does the new 0.24 appear under yum after I have changed repos ??
> Assuming you're using RPM Fusion for your packages, then yes.
> > What I want to do is to be able to keep the data that is currently in the
> > mysql database. I am keeping daily exports of the database, so should be
> > ok in that respect. I am using mythconverg_backup.pl from cron to export
> > this, this should be enough I hope ?
> Yep, should be fine. I've done rolling upgrades through quite a number of
> Fedora and MythTV releases w/the same database for several years now.
> Today is actually the day I finally drop my own Fedora 12 backend though,
> replacing it with a RHEL6 backend...

Sorry, yes I should have said that I knew that Fedora 12 was to be EOL'd very 
soon, which is why I said that it wouldn't run, but I should have said that it 
(the new Mythtv 0.24) wouldn't be available for F12, as it wouldn't have made 
sense to support it on a Version of OS that wasn't being updated.

I should have said that I am using atrpm's for the mythtv part of the system.

I didn't know that I might have to go through F13 on the way to F14. More 
reading indicated here then. Thanks

Thanks for the information.



Stephen Kitchener


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