[mythtv-users] Switched from Debian Stable to Ununtu Server (12.04). Best approach for mythtv backend?

Alan Chandler alan at chandlerfamily.org.uk
Tue Jul 3 20:37:32 UTC 2012

Due to a major hardware failure over the last week I have had to rebuild 
my main house server (mail, dns, web etc).  This was running Debian 
stable (Squeeze) with mythtv 0.25 via backports.

Thinking  I might be able to make use of the 0.25-fixes repository I 
rebuilt the server using Ubuntu-Server 12.04.  However, looking a the 
mythbuntu web site it now seems to do everything through the 
mythbuntu-control-centre - and assumes that you do not need to know any 
details of how to get access to the correct repository.

It also implies that the control centre is already installed - but I 
presume that is because I am using the server edition and it assumes you 
have the desktop.  I installed the control centre via aptitude, and it 
pulled in loads and loads of additional junk with it.  However when I 
try and use it, all the icons are missing and I get an error when it 
tries to do anything which requires admin permissions. I think it might 
have been trying to add something to my sources.list file.

I don't really want the hand holding of the control centre if I don't 
need it - I can just as easily run mythtv-setup manually.

Does anyone know how I can set the ubuntu-server up so I can get my 
backend to pickup 0.25-fixes.

Alan Chandler

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