[mythtv-users] Completely new install suggestions (Ubuntu 6.1 or MythDora 3.0)
beww at beww.org
Fri Dec 1 22:10:20 UTC 2006
On Dec 1, 2006, at 2:55 PM, Jon Boehm wrote:
> I've been lurking around the list for ~6 months and finally made my
> purchases. I'm looking to start my build this weekend. The box
> will be
> using Gigabyte motherboard with the new 965P chip set. I'll be
> running a P4
> 3.2Ghz CPU.
> Anyway, this box will be a dedicated F/B Myth box, but eventually I'm
> infested in running a variety of other servers on it (Misterhouse,
> Apache, daapd, rsync, etc.). I'm struggling between using Ubuntu
> 6.1 server
> or MythDora 3.0. MythDora seem very easy but I'm a little worried
> that in
> the long run I might be better off using Ubuntu. Ubuntu has a good
> here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MythTV. I'm also wondering if
> MythDora might have some services stripped out of it that I might
> need later
> when I add the other server apps. Also, I might miss out on
> learning that I
> would gain from a more manual install using the Ubuntu how-to.
> I'm not interested in getting into a religious debate but would be
> interested in practical thoughts from the Myth community.
It really depends on what your goals are. If your goal is to "learn"
then compiling everything from scratch would be best, but it might be
a while before you got a working system, especially if you are new to
If you just want to get a working Myth system up as fast as possible
then MythDora would be the way to go.
The Ubuntu approach would lie somewhere between the two I would think.
The latest MythDora does not seem to have anything "stripped out",
quite the contrary, it has many additions to the base Myth system,
and things can be added easily from the atrpms repository.
You might even want to try more than one approach. Install MythDora
and play with it to learn how the configuration works etc., then
start over again from scratch. That way you would know how it is
supposed to work before you try compiling it.
There is no right or wrong solution, it's all up to you.
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