[mythtv-users] Moving MythTV to new hardware -- CentOS vs. Scientific Linux (and 32vs64bit)

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Thu Apr 21 17:56:50 UTC 2011

On Apr 21, 2011, at 12:40 AM, Ben Kamen wrote:

> I was reading the MythWiki and am interested if anyone has used Scientific Linux (which is talked about briefly in the MythWiki) instead o RHEL or CentOS-5.5.
> The only thing it really mentions is version 6 of Scientific Linux is out instead of CentOS 5.5 -- as if there's some advantage (not spelled out) in that difference.

There is. Its much newer. The stock EL5 qt is too old for MythTV, so
you end up having to have dual qt stacks. There are far more v4l/dvb
device drivers available out of the box on EL6 as well -- with even
more coming in 6.1.

(I'm running RHEL6.1-to-be on my MythTV systems at home these days).

> The other item is: Is it save to switch to 64bit linux at this point? This box will serve as a general network server for files and Zoneminder -- but most importantly, a Myth FE/BE (I figured I'd ask here while also doing some research online).

I've been running nothing but 64-bit systems for the better part of
a decade now, not sure why there would be any hesitation at all to
use 64-bit.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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