[mythtv-users] Installing MythTV

Robert Anderson riznob at gmail.com
Thu Dec 29 13:55:26 EST 2005


On 12/29/05, James Ayoub <jra2003 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Well I just had one of these eye opening moments, and my failure to read
> the complete introduction could have saved me quite a bit of time.  Well
> thank you everyone who helped(the 4 people who cared to reply) and it looks
> like I will be on my way, thanks again.
>
> On 12/29/05, Phil Bridges <gravityhammer at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On 12/29/05, James Ayoub <jra2003 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > I did follow the instructions and here is what happend:
> > >
> > > [root at localhost root]# yum install mythtv-0.18.1
> > > Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
> > > Server: Fedora Core 2 - i386 - Base
> > > Server: Fedora Core 2 - i386 - Released Updates
> > > Finding updated packages
> > > Downloading needed headers
> > > Cannot find a package matching mythtv-0.18.1
> > > No actions to take
> > >
> > > Also: if I am to use apt-get, and the FC2 instructions, where are
> > they?  And
> > > the reason I am using FC2 and not FC4 is because FC3&4 have problems
> > with my
> > > SATA controller and it was too hard to fix and found a posting that
> > FC2
> > > worked just fine with it.
> > >
> > >
> > > On 12/29/05, Robert Anderson <riznob at gmail.com > wrote:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On 12/29/05, Michael J. Lynch < mlynch at gcom.com> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> > > > > > James Ayoub wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > >> Please bare with me as I am new to linux.  My intentions are to
> > > > > >> install mythtv on fedora core 2 by following Jarod Wilson guide
> > found
> > > > > >> here: http://wilsonet.com/mythtv/fcmyth.php
> > > > > >> < http://wilsonet.com/mythtv/fcmyth.php >
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> I installed Fedora Core2, upgraded it,  installed NVidia
> > drivers,
> > > > > >> installed sound card drivers and am now at step 9. which is to
> > > install
> > > > > >> mythtv.
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> I went to mythtv.org < http://mythtv.org> and downloaded ver
> > 0.18 and
> > > > > >> extracted the tar file but haven't found out how to install it
> > via
> > > the
> > > > > >> yum command.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Well, you're not really reading the instructions then, are you?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Read step 9 again.
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > And use the FC2 instructions instead of the FC4 instructions.
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Michael J. Lynch
> > > > >
> > > > > What if the hokey pokey IS what it's all about -- author unknown
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > _______________________________________________
> > > > > mythtv-users mailing list
> > > > > mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> > > > > http://mythtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/mythtv-users
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > The FC2 instructions use apt-get instead of yum. You should be sure
> > to use
> > > the instructions for the dist you are using. I would highly recommend
> > using
> > > FC4, since it is the latest at this point. In either case, the package
> > > management program (yum or apt-get) will download and install MythTV
> > and all
> > > the dependencies. You do not need to download MythTV from
> > www.mythtv.org.
> > > The instructions are very explicit. Follow them to the letter and you
> > should
> > > be fine.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Rob Anderson
> > > > riznob at gmail.com
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> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> >
> > They're linked in the "Introduction" section.
> >
> > http://wilsonet.com/mythtv/fc2myth.php
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> >
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When I built my MythTV box, I printed out the instructions and read them
over and over as I walked through each step. If you run into issues with FC2
search the list archives. I'm pretty sure most of the issues you are likely
to encounter have been seen before. Good luck.

--
Rob Anderson
riznob at gmail.com
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