[mythtv-users] New system install (Was: Latest 30.0-master frontend won't connect to 29.1 backend?)

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Sat Dec 29 17:19:54 UTC 2018

George Poulson <george.poulson at gmail.com> wrote:

> "If it ain't broke..."
> It's entirely your decision of course but FWIW I'm one of those people who is [very] reluctant to risk breaking a solid reliable system (which is what I have at the moment with 29.1) to take advantage of the latest features.

I'm still on 0.24.1 for that very reason ! It ain't (or wasn't) broke so I;ve left everything as it was. My last standalone frontend has just died, so I can only watch on my laptop at the moment.

So I can go and buy an old Scaleo (so I know I can drop the disk in and it'll work), or I can build a new backend and try some of these smaller frontends (RPi 3, nVidia Shield, etc) people have been discussing. From the sound of things, I should wait a few weeks and install 30 ?
My plan is to use Devuan this time round. I've been a long time Debian user - but with them (IMO) turning to the dark side and admitting SystemD, not any more.

I'm also thinking that perhaps a slave backend with a RPi and tuner card could be useful - that way I can put a DVB-T2 tuner where there's access to a spare aerial point. I only have DVB-T at the moment and there's now several T2 muxes I can get (UK Freeview).

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