[mythtv-users] Recommended distro?

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Fri Jul 6 09:57:22 UTC 2012

On Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 8:18 AM, Cecil Watson <knoppmyth at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 12:51 PM, David Litchman <david.litchman at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Thanks to everyone for the suggestions, I've got Mythbuntu and LinHES set
>> up and running on VMs.  LinHES certainly seems to be a lot simpler but then
>> it also looks to be more limited in terms of what you can do with it above
>> and beyond MythTV.  LinHES is also using Myth 0.24-fixes while Mythbuntu is
>> 0.25-fixes.  Is that going to make any kind of major difference in
>> capabilities?
> 0.25 is in the LinHES testing repos. A new release w/ 0.25 will be out soon.
> The Ceton does work w/ 0.24 included in LinHES thanks to Ron Frazier's patch
> (http://www.ronfrazier.net/mythtv/0.24/index.html#CetonSupport).
> LinHES is meant to be an appliance so, you won't find Open Office in our
> repo. A lot of what a user would want to do, we try and account for in our
> Service Menu. However, they is don't stopping a user from opening an xterm
> and working configuring by hand. If you think LinHES is limited I'd
> certainly invite you to contact me off list with your thoughts.

Cecil, how often do you produce new packages for linhes? I am guessing
it doesn't track -fixes in the way that mythbuntu does - ie produce
new packages with every commit. The frequency of updates is what is
keeping me on buntu, but I am seriously considering migrating my
backend to linhes when I go to to 0.25. Lack of knowledge of how
closely you track 0.25-fixes is what is holding me back.

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