[mythtv-users] Ongoing Fedora YUM Dependency Problems
sethsec at gmail.com
Fri Sep 29 13:35:34 UTC 2006
I completely understand your frustration. After fighting with the mythtv
dependency issues in FC4 for too long I tried the upgrade a month ago and it
pretty much went to hell.
Before switching to unbuntu try the clean FC5 install. I am going to
second Andrew on this one. It took me days to get MythTV with FC4
configured properly between my xorg.conf and other things but when I did a
fresh install of FC5 and used Jarrod's guide as a guideline everything
pretty much just worked. It even recognized my TV via the S-video out with
a simple x.org reconfig without my changing anything.
On 9/28/06, Andrew Davis <andrew at nccomp.com> wrote:
> Funny, just last weekend I did a clean install of FC5 and installed Myth
> and other than some issues with my remote (which are resolved now), its
> 99% working and the underlying FC5 is running w/o issue. Perhaps your
> ranting is about your own installation choices. :)
> Tom Greer wrote:
> > This email is simply a rant... but I need to express my frustration,
> > so I'm begging forgiveness in advance.
> > I've been using MythTV for over a year now. I originally tried to
> > make it work with SuSE (wasted lots of time there), until I found
> > Jarod Wilson's wonderful HOW-TO for installing Myth on Fedora Core 4.
> > (Thank you, Jarod!) I switched to Fedora and got MythTV installed and
> > working on 2 machines.
> > But over the year, I continually experienced problems when updating or
> > upgrading via yum. Over and over again, yum refused to do anything
> > because of dependency problems. Each time, I had to invest time and
> > effort to work around the problem.
> > When I was confronted with the problem again this week, I decided to
> > upgrade to Fedora Core 5. So I downloaded the DVD ISO, verified the
> > DVD was good and upgraded the master backend. After the upgrade, the
> > system couldn't launch the X server. So I tried to run "yum
> > upgrade". It refused due to a conflict over the boot image.
> > So I copied all my recordings to another box and dumped a backup of
> > mythconverg - and did a clean install of Fedora Core 5. Immediately
> > after first boot, I tried "yum upgrade". Same problem.
> > I'm giving up on Fedora. Hello Ubuntu...
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