[mythtv-users] How to avoid upgrade headaches

Robert McNamara robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 18:39:53 UTC 2009


On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 10:37 AM, Steve Peters - Priority Electronics
<steve at priorityelectronics.com> wrote:
>
>
> Johnny wrote:
>
> Why would they not put QT4 into their repositories but rather make you do a
> complete upgrade? Are other distros this way? I can't imagine that distros
> that upgrade every 1-2 years would do this, but I may be wrong.
>
>
> Yes this is standard. Once a release is made, they don't generally add
> *new* software to it. That is basically the definition of a release.
> They update and fix bugs but you don't generally add new versions,
> especially not major revisions like moving to QT4. Think about what
> you are saying, "Why don't they just put all of the new software into
> the old release?". That is basically what they are doing but when they
> get it all sorted out and working, it constitutes a new release. You
> may be thinking about the fact that a fair amount of software gets
> backported to older releases by various individuals. This works
> sometimes when you want to update one thing but not anything else.
> This works for stuff like a web browser or even mythtv (sometimes).
> But when you start doing that with more foundational components like
> QT4 you run into much more complex dependencies and you end up doing
> more work for less value and you end up more likely to have a broken
> system than if you do an upgrade.
> ____________________________________________
>
> That makes sense. How can someone run a 3-4 year old system and have myth
> 0.22 at the same time?
>
> -Thanks
> -Steve

By compiling the required libraries, then MythTV.

Robert


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