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

David Moore dmoo1790 at ihug.co.nz
Wed Jul 4 05:04:26 UTC 2012


On 04/07/12 16:01, Greg wrote:
> On 07/03/2012 05:07 PM, Alan Chandler wrote:
>> On 03/07/12 21:53, David Brieck Jr. wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 4:37 PM, Alan Chandler
>>> <alan at chandlerfamily.org.uk <mailto:alan at chandlerfamily.org.uk>> wrote:
>>>
>>> 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
>>> http://www.chandlerfamily.org.uk
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> It's a little unintuitive, but visit this page:
>>> http://www.mythbuntu.org/existing-ubuntu
>>>
>>> and click on the chrome looking Install MythBuntu image. This should
>>> add the correct repos for your system and let you install -fixes
>>>
>>> You never have to open the control center if you don't want to, but it
>>> does have some handy utilities for optimizing MySQL and a few other
>>> settings.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> This body part will be downloaded on demand.
>> but I'm running on a command line only server. I don't really want to
>> install firefox etc just so I can have a web page automatically add some
>> lines to my sources.list. Can't someone just tell me what they are, and
>> I will edit them into my sources.list. Then tell me what package to
>> install so the repository key is installled.
>>
>> --
>> Alan Chandler
>> http://www.chandlerfamily.org.uk
>>
>>
>>
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>
> deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/mythbuntu/0.25/ubuntu precise main
> deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/mythbuntu/0.25/ubuntu precise main
>
> signing key 1504888C2009-01-18
>
> I haven't had to import a key in a long time so you are on your own
> there...
>

I think I used add-apt-repository to add the repos and get the keys.


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