[mythtv-users] New F/E - use same OS?

john blue rwc at bestpond.com
Wed Jan 30 06:57:24 UTC 2008


On Wed January 30 2008 15:11:43 Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 01/29/2008 08:52 PM, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> > On Jan 29, 2008, at 4:50 PM, john blue wrote:
> >> I have been trialling  Mythtv on my main system, and am ready to
> >> setup a new
> >> box to go into the lounge room with the TV (for use by all).
> >>
> >> This box will be  a dedicated MythTV centre combined  F/E B/E with the
> >> existing main system becoming the master backend, this will give me
> >> a total
> >> of 4 Digital tuner cards.
> >>
> >> When i ventured into Linux  a few years ago I installed SuSE and
> >> have stayed
> >> with that distro, and now run OpenSuSE v 10.3, and have mythtv v.
> >> 0-20.2.11
> >> as supplied from the packman site (I haven't ventured as far as SVN
> >> versions
> >> yet).
> >>
> >> If I wanted to trial another distro, say Ubuntu or maybe  Mythbuntu
> >> would it
> >> be feasible to do that on the new Myth box I  am now assembling? Or
> >> would
> >> that cause issues between the two boxes,  considering that opensuse is
> >> running on the master B/E ?  I certainly couldn't afford to have
> >> issues which
> >> might impact other viewers.
> >
> > Myth doesn't care what distro you're on. As long as the backend/
> > frontends on all machines are the same myth version, you're good.
>
> Where "same myth version" implies the exact same SVN revision, due to
> the fact that almost all the packagers are using 0.20-fixes.  Getting
> packages with the exact same revision may be difficult when using more
> than one distro.  If you are not running the exact same revision, you're
> running an unsupported configuration, so don't be surprised if you
> encounter issues.
>

I'm glad I asked the question. Thanks Mike.  

> (In other words, I highly recommend running the same distro--whether
> that means switching your existing system or choosing the same distro
> for your new one.)

That's seems good advice.
>
> Mike
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