[mythtv-users] RedHat vs Ubuntu

Bob Wiegand wiegandbob at gmail.com
Thu Sep 23 13:01:43 UTC 2021

If you decide to switch to Ubuntu you might take a look at Mint. It's based
on Ubuntu and uses the same package system.
I've been using it for several years and have been happy with it.


On Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 5:15 AM Ken Smith via mythtv-users <
mythtv-users at mythtv.org> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I don't want to start a distro war discussion here. Just a practical
> thread about the state of play with Myth in 2021.
> Since 2007 I have run various incarnations of MythTV on RedHat derived
> systems. Various flavours of Fedora and latterly Centos. I chose RedHat
> as I work with that in my day-job and I'm most familiar with it. The
> MythTV rpm builds done by Axel Thimm and others have worked well so far....
> With the debacle over Centos 8 last year I have been attempting to set
> up my latest incarnation of MythTV on AlmaLinux, with is a Redhat 8
> clone. I've attempted to use the MythTV rpm made available at RPMFusion.
> As some may have noticed in my other recent thread, there is a MySQL /
> MariaDB conflict when installing that version. I know I could force the
> install but generally the installation is really messy.
> I raised a Bug at RPMFusion over a week ago and have had no response at
> all. Not even a "this is duplicate of xyz or you are doing something dumb"
> For MythTV > v28 is a RedHat/RPMFusion a viable way forward?
> Is anyone else currently using a RedHat derived system?
> As I see it there are these options
> - Somehow get the RPMFusion rpm sorted out. Not having much luck with that.
> - Find an alternative repository with a current rpm build. I do see
> MythTV 0.27 for Fedora 19 on ATRPM's but Fedora 19 went EoL in 2015.
> - Build from source on AlmaLinux.
> - Drop RedHat and switch to Ubuntu.
> I rather suspect the last option is the only real way forward.
> I do appreciate the hours of voluntary effort put in my many to produce
> a truly excellent system that is head and shoulders ahead of anything else.
> Thoughts
> :-) Ken
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