[mythtv-users] Distro of choice?
michael.haan at gmail.com
Wed Mar 9 20:03:41 UTC 2005
The next morning? My 3800+ has it ready the next hour! Anyway, I
agree with Craig. I haven't yet decalred my gentoo-myth install
final, but I've been at this for two months now, installing on SuSE
9.1/9.2, FC3 and Gentoo. The Gentoo OS install has taken longer, but
once I get past that I emerge a few packages and *boom* - a working
myth install. With other distros it's pre-req hell this, bombed
compile that - very painful. I will say that I was not able to use
apt-get install method with FC3 (because I'm running AMD64), so that
may change things.
On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 14:51:00 -0500, Craig Partin <cpartin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 11:34:21 -0800, Scott Alfter
> <mythtv at salfter.dyndns.org> wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 08, 2005 at 06:10:09PM -0600, Timothy Waters wrote:
> > > I just wanted to see what distro a lot of you are using for your myth
> > > boxen currently. I've been playing with it on Fedore Core 3 for a week
> > > or two and it's okay with MythTV. But then again, one bad up2date and
> > > Myth doesn't function well anymore. I'm thinking about doing another
> > > LFS install and staying a bit with that to really get into it.
> > I've used LFS in the past (but not for MythTV), but switched to Gentoo. My
> > main interest in LFS was having a Linux system fully optimized for my
> > hardware; Gentoo does that with much less fuss. LFS remains a decent
> > educational experience for learning what goes into a Linux system, how all
> > the pieces interact with each other, how it all works, etc. Gentoo has
> > worked better for me from a maintainability standpoint, which could be a
> > better match for you if you want something (like a MythTV box) that will
> > Just Work.
> > _/_
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> I think Gentoo is a great distro for myth. The portage tree has
> everything you need, except maybe for the latest ivtv offerings.
> There are excellent how-to's available and the install docs and forums
> are full of top-notch help. You do have to be patient while
> everything compiles, but it is well worth it.
> The great thing is that once you have the base OS up and running its
> just a simple "emerge mythtv" and then the next morning your system is
> ready. All the dependencies are handled automatically and it just
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