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

Jay Foster jayf0ster at roadrunner.com
Fri Jan 4 01:35:54 UTC 2019

On 1/3/2019 5:24 PM, R. Ramesh 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
I don't know about 29, but mythbuntu 0.28 is supported on 14.04.  I 
updated my 14.04 to 0.28 some time ago to deal with some issue I cannot 
remember now (I think it was a schedule direct compatibility issue).  As 
a bonus, 0.28 also has H.265 playback support.

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