[mythtv-users] Compile and Share?

Mike Carron jmcarron at starstream.net
Fri Mar 28 15:58:06 UTC 2014

On 3/28/2014 1:29 AM, Raymond Wagner wrote:
> On 3/28/2014 1:04 AM, Mike Carron wrote:
>> On 3/27/2014 2:45 PM, Raymond Wagner wrote:
>>> On Mar 27, 2014, at 15:46, jedi <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
>>>> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 04:43:50PM -0400, Greg Thompson wrote:
>>>>> I have 3 front ends that are Atom Based processors with GT610M 
>>>>> graphic cards. I run xubuntu 13.10 on all front ends and the 
>>>>> backend and compile myth/fixes.27 on my own for my system. Is 
>>>>> there a way to:
>>>>> 1. Compile Myth on my Server/Backend and then copy the compiled 
>>>>> binaries to the front ends without rebuilding?
>>>>> 2. If #1 is not possible, compile Myth on 1 of the front ends and 
>>>>> copy the complied binaries to the other systems?
>>>>     You can even share the same copy of the myth binaries with NFS 
>>>> if you want.
>>>>     All of my ION frontends are setup in this manner.
>>> I do the same thing for my frontends, except using iSCSI. There's 
>>> one base disk image that gets periodically updated, cloned for the 
>>> various frontends, and then those frontends rsync an overlay of 
>>> configs the first time they boot into the new image.
>> Is there a Wiki or other instruction somewhere that explains how to 
>> make that happen? I assume a CIFS share would also work.
> CIFS and POSIX operating systems just really don't mesh well. They can 
> be made to use in combination to some degree, but I can only imagine 
> trying to use a CIFS share for boot would end badly. Usually, one 
> would use NFS rather than CIFS, as NFS is actually modeled off of 
> POSIX filesystem structuring.
> iSCSI is inherently different from NFS or CIFS.  NFS and CIFS are 
> filesystems.  iSCSI is a network block device, similar to ATAOE or 
> Linux's NBD.  You share a disk or disk image over the network, and 
> then mount and use a traditional filesystem found on that.  I have a 
> partial writeup on the wiki, but be aware that typically when people 
> do iSCSI boot, it is done with a physical initiator (SCSI controller) 
> rather than a software one like the page below describes.  NFS boot is 
> a much more straight forward process.
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/User:Wagnerrp#iSCSI_Boot_.28work_in_progress.29 
> _______________________________________________

Thanks. I don't think iSCSI is something I want to get into just now. 
The only reason I mentioned CIFS is that the NAS in question is already 
set up for Windows.:-(


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