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

R. Ramesh rramesh at verizon.net
Fri Jan 4 01:44:05 UTC 2019

On 01/03/2019 07:35 PM, Jay Foster wrote:
> 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.
> Jay

   Thanks. Another expert has given me instructions to update to 0.29. I 
plan copy the entire disk and have two sytem running in dual-boot setup. 
I will then muck around with one. That way I will always have a working 
back up.


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