[mythtv-users] Upgrade order for MythTV vs Ubuntu

Bill Meek keemllib at gmail.com
Mon Jul 13 15:32:33 UTC 2020

On 7/13/20 10:18 AM, DryHeat122 wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 4:25 AM jam at tigger.ws <jam at tigger.ws> wrote:
>> On 13 Jul 2020, at 4:55 pm, Stephen Worthington <stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz>
>> wrote:
>>>> I have MythTV 0.28 running on Ubuntu 16.04.  I would like to upgrade to
>>>> MythTV 31 and Ubuntu 18.04.  But what should I upgrade first, MythTV or
>>>> Ubuntu?  I don't want to run afoul of any dependencies, etc., that would
>>>> hose the whole setup.
>>> I do not think you will get packages for the later MythTV versions on
>>> 16.04, and I am not sure if 0.28 packages are available for 18.04
>>> either.  You may have to do both at once - upgrade Ubuntu to 18.04 and
>>> MythTV to v30 or v31 at the same time.  You might like to hunt down
>>> the threads on this list to do with upgrading to 18.04 - there are a
>>> number of problems you may meet, but if you are using lirc, you
>>> certainly will have problems with that and will need the fix script I
>>> wrote.
>>> You could update MythTV to 0.29 before the 18.04 upgrade, but I do not
>>> see any great point in doing that when you can just go directly to v31
>>> on 18.04.  What EPG are you using?  The old Schedules Direct builtin
>>> EPG is going or gone, so you will need to allow yourself time to
>>> update that as well if you need it.
>>> I always do a Clonezilla image backup of my system partition before I
>>> attempt any major upgrade like this.  About a third of the time, my
>>> first attempt fails badly enough that I restore the backup, usually
>>> because I am out of time before the next scheduled recording.  The
>>> second time I do the upgrade it normally works as I know what the
>>> problems are and have fixes ready for them.
>> Stephen
>> being a bear of little brain (Winnie thur Pooh) I was not able to get
>> pre-built packages to work. I found ansible sorted out dependancies and
>> building from source was quick and easy. I did not build 28 but I have no
>> doubt that it is as easy. See the wiki.
>> James
>> PS I don't recall when we went to whole numbers if it should be 0.28 not
>> 28 sorry.
> Well I'm glad I asked about this before starting to upgrade things. Is it a
> better idea to do a clean install of 18.04, then fresh install MythTV?
>   @Stephen are you saying Schedules Direct is no longer available as an
> EPG?  What is there instead?

Note the 2nd bullet here https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Release_Notes_-_31#Major_Changes
and follow the link (https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/XMLTV#Schedules_Direct_Setup).


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