[mythtv-users] Xv on Myth [was yum Q: Can I use yum with local rpms?]
trgreer at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 19:48:02 UTC 2007
On 7/11/07, Lan Barnes <lan at falleagle.net> wrote:
> The problem is, an indiscriminant yum update with Myth can break things
> (and would be hard to roll back) because the Myth is still fragile and the
> newer versions, especially of libs, might not work.
> I wouldn't dare touch any of the Myth programs with yum or anything else.
> But I might want to load something from my MythDora 4.0 DVD and ask yum to
> fill in the blanks appropriately.
I don't know that I would agree that Myth is fragile. In my experience, yum
on Fedora is fragile.
I have switched to Ubuntu (as I believe many others have as well) where the
package management is more robust. If you are staying with Fedora, then you
might want to explore SMART as a package manager. It does a much better job
of resolving dependencies - and it includes a GUI front end that makes it
easy to select which packages you want update/upgrade.
Of course, the best solution is to find a stable working environment - and
don't mess with it. (Old adage: What is the definition of a software
upgrade? It's where you trade a set of known bugs for an unknown set.)
Somehow, I never learn that lesson... There is always a new feature I want.
PS. I can't help with the Xv problem.
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