[mythtv-users] Upgrade order for MythTV vs Ubuntu

jam at tigger.ws jam at tigger.ws
Mon Jul 13 23:31:25 UTC 2020


> I always do a clean install to a separate partition rather than doing an "in-place" upgrade. Before doing this, I first make full backups (I use tar, personally) of non-recording partitions. If you haven't done this before, you'll probably need to do some re-partitioning to make room for a clean install, which is another reason to make good backups first. The reason to have a new, separate partition is so you can go back and forth to and from your current working environment and the new environment. Especially with the change from SD-DD (schedules direct-direct data) to SD-JSON (schedules direct-json). It took me more than an afternoon to get that sorted out to my liking, so it was important to reboot back to the known working environment. I also do this back & forth to upgrade my remote front ends, too.

Sorry to wander OT for myth.
I have 2 10 or 20 G partitions for root.
I alternate each time I install leaving the other to be used if everything fails this install. Also no matter how careful I an I always forget *something* sometimes noticing a week or two later.
Many Distros use 1000 as the uid for the first user so leaving home not formated keeps familiar stuff.


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