cnlibmyth at gmail.com
Fri Oct 27 17:03:42 UTC 2006
On 10/27/06, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> On Oct 27, 2006, at 9:31 AM, John Drescher wrote:
> > I highly recommend gentoo as the installation of MythTV (along with
> > upgrading even via svn source) is completly painless. This is
> > actually the reason why I moved to gentoo in the first palce in May
> > of 2004. I found that back then installing MythTV on mandrake and
> > fedora was torture considering that I wanted to run it on a dual
> > processor athlon mp box and actually wanted to use smp. After
> > fiddling with myth for several weeks on both, I moved to gentoo,
> > installed the os and a simple emerge mythtv downloaded and
> > installed mythtv and all the dependencies that I needed and I was
> > using smp. Then there was a very little bit of configuring of mysql
> > and myth and I was up and running in a few hours instead of the
> > game of rpm hell... I do note that this is much better now on the
> > other distros now though.
> > John
> I think I'm down to choosing between debian and gentoo. Neither of
> which I have any experience. I guess it can't be any worse than what
> I'm trying to do now. :)
I was running Gentoo 2006.0 in a proof of concept machine for XGL/Compiz.
The machine is working and is VERY stable. However, it took a LONG time
(nearly 24 hours) to compile everything I needed. That's a heckuva lot
longer than it took MythDora to load up for me. The only problems I had on
MythDora was the LIRC setup. I got lirc working in under a day because the
creator for MythDora (can't remember his name off hand) walked me through
some simple troubleshooting. That frontend has been stable ever since.
It's still running .19 but I have no problems.
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