[mythtv-users] Changing from ubuntu to centos

Chris Rouch chris.rouch at gmail.com
Fri Jul 29 12:24:12 UTC 2011

On 29 July 2011 10:20, Phil Wild <phil at holobyte.com.au> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I currently run a split frontend/backend mythtv system using JYA's
> repo on ubuntu lucid. I use a HD Homerun for tuners.
> I have a second server running centos that is low powered and provides
> asterisk and zoneminder functionality.
> my mythtv backend is also my file server/backup server/squeezecenter
> server, my firewall and and internet gateway and provides things like
> web services (reverse proxy for myth, squeeze etc and pptp VPN access
> in from the internet.
> I am about to add more cameras to zoneminder and the centos server
> won't cut it. I want to consolidate down to just one server in order
> to uncomplicate things and reduce my energy consumption. asterisk and
> zoneminder run so much better on centos than on ubuntu (installation
> issues - IMHO). Looking at buying a new i5 2500 processor and
> compatible mobo etc.
> Question is, what is the best way of moving from one to the other?
> Frontend will stay on ubuntu.
> Am thinking build everything new from scratch on centos, then transfer
> mysql database across and make sure all mount points are the same.
> Any issues with centos be and ubuntu fe?

That's what I have - centos 5.x be and mythbuntu 10.10 fe. The backend
has atrpms mythtv 0.24 rpms and the fe has the JYA repo enabled for
0.24. I couldn't get mythbuntu 11.04 to work reliably, but 10.10 works
really well.



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