[mythtv-users] MythTV, Fedora 11, RPMfusion
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Wed Nov 11 22:39:29 UTC 2009
2009/11/11 Brian Wood <beww at beww.org>:
> On Wednesday 11 November 2009 12:08:34 Jarod Wilson wrote:
>> On Nov 11, 2009, at 1:57 PM, stan wrote:
>> > The latest Fedora 11 update to the kernel and ffmpeg finally got the
>> > display
>> > working on my Intel DG45FC mobo onboard graphics and Hauppauge HVR
>> > 950Q USB
>> > tuner. (Well, at least for a five minute review of a recorded HD OTA
>> > program.)
>> > So now I'm interesting in trying the new mythtv .22. I plan to
>> > completely
>> > reinstall the system and get the new mythTV.
>> > So I figure I may as well see if there are answers to a few question
>> > I've
>> > always left hanging..
>> > 1. Is mythTV .22 on RPMfusion?
>> > 2. When you install mythTV from RPMfusion with gnome's add/remove
>> > programs
>> > should you first create a mythtv user? I've installed without
>> > creating the
>> > mythtv user and found the install creates mythtv but I can't log
>> > into it.
>> Don't need to. The user the package creates isn't intended as a login
>> user, its a file ownership user, and someday, when possible, a "run
>> the backend as this user" user[*].
>> > 3. Is the mySQL database initialized by the mythTV RPMfusion
>> > install? I've
>> > been running the script to do this, but I've read messages implying
>> > the
>> > script is no longer necessary.
>> The rpm's themselves do nothing to initialize the database.
>> > 4. Does Fedora's "check for updates" function include packages (like
>> > mythTV) installed from RPMfusion?
>> If you have the RPM Fusion yum repos enabed, yes.
>> > 5. Does mythfilldatabase do anything when all program guide sources
>> > are
>> > obtained from ATSC over-the-air information?
>> > BTW, the RPMfusion and "add/remove program" stuff sure makes mythTV
>> > easy to
>> > install.
>> That would be PackageKit, a distribution and packaging system agnostic
>> add/remove program, developed primarily by Richard Hughes (who does
>> happen to be a Red Hat employee, working on it for Fedora though).
> Please pass along to him that PackagerKit drives me crazy. If I select a lot
> of packages to install, and it barfs on one of them due to a missing
> dependency, I have to go back and re-select everything I want to install all
> over again. It's bad enough to have caused me to stop using PK (No, not the
> old Zip program, named for Phil Katz I believe).
> Brian Wood
> beww at beww.org
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I disable PK on all my installs, it too often gets in the way when I'm
trying to install lots of different packages from different repos.
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