[mythtv-users] Looking for a shortcut ...

Mepis Rocks mepisrocks at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 00:43:44 UTC 2011

The .deb file should work with debian even though it's was packaged
for ubuntu.  You can install it by running:

su -c 'dpkg -i myth_deb_filename.deb'

Just make sure you have the pre-reqs installed before.

When you do decide to upgrade, it should be dead easy.  I've used
mepis, a debian derivative, together with myth for years.  It's as
easy as enabling the debian multimedia repository.  Down side?
Versions lag, so it's not the bleeding edge of myth, but I'm at .24
and it's very stable.

 Have used myth this way for years
> On Aug 30, 2011 7:57 PM, "Doug Young" <goofdad at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So ... For years I've been treating my MythTV box as an appliance.
>> I've only upgraded when there was some overriding need to, because too
>> many approvals (wife, parents, kids, etc) and shutdowns have to happen
>> to upgrade the system (5 TV's, several multi-use PC's, plus the
>> server) ...
>> Last time I upgraded was due to a hardware upgrade on the server side,
>> and I moved to 0.23.
>> Last week I was in a car accident while traveling and it cracked the
>> motherboard on my desktop (which I had brought with me). Massive
>> hardware upgrades later, I'm now up and running ... but on Debian
>> Squeeze instead of Ubuntu 10LTS (Ubuntu wouldn't install on my new
>> MoBo).
>> So ... now the question:
>> The .23 version on my other machines is an Ubuntu .deb file.
>> Obviously, it's expecting an Ubuntu stack underneath, but ... would it
>> be easier to try and replicate / force that stack and install that deb
>> on my new Debian system, or would it be easier to pull source and
>> compile from scratch (which I haven't done in years).
>> Let me re-iterate ... shutting down the whole system and upgrading to
>> 0.24 is not, at this time, an option. Nobody here wants "latest and
>> greatest", they want "works" and "stable" ...
>> Any pointers in advance would be greatly appreciated!
>> --
>> Doug
>> P.S. --> about the accident: Absolutely -0- people were hurt ... a
>> phenomenal piece of driving by my wife means she and my children, 3 of
>> which were in the van with her, walked away without a scratch. I was
>> actually following her in the second van (with 3 more kids), so I was
>> only peripherally involved. Our van and tent trailer are totaled, but
>> that's an insurance claim. The only non-vehicular casualty was my
>> desktop. In the long run, this will be no big deal. In the short
>> term, it's painful. --D
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