[mythtv-users] 0.29 frontend cannot connect to 0.27 backend

John Hoyt john.hoyt at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 01:31:57 UTC 2019

On Thu, Jan 3, 2019 at 8:25 PM R. Ramesh <rramesh at verizon.net> wrote:

> > >/Hi, />//>/  I have a working mythbuntu 14.04 front+backend  (mythtv
> 0.27) and />/several frontend only clients all with 0.27 version. I decided
> it is />/time to upgrade. Since I did not want loose working system as I
> />/upgrade, I started with one specific remote frontend. />/Since there is
> no more mythbuntu, I installed 18.04 xubuntu and />/frontend that came with
> it. Apparently that is 0.29 version of mythtv. />/I copied over config.xml
> from 14.04 installation on the same machine />/that worked before. However,
> now frontend does not connect to backend. />//>/ Do I have to have same
> mythtv version in both back and frontend to />/connect? /Yes - same major
> version e.g. 0.28 backend can connect to frontend
> > 0.28.1 or 0.28.2 but not 29
> > The best solution is to upgrade your backend to 29 as well.
> Sad.... I did not expect this restriction.
> Is it possible to upgrade mythtv version to 0.29 under mythbuntu 14.04?
> If not, I am out of luck. I cannot have downtime on my working myth
> system, after all it is working. Further it has md and a whole lot of
> other SW that will have a hickup if I have to manually install
> everything in to a new os install.
> Ramesh
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Yes, install the mythbuntu 0.29 ppa (trusty is listed in the packages)


>From the site above:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mythbuntu/0.29
sudo apt-get update
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