[mythtv-users] MythTV, Fedora 11, RPMfusion

Ron Garrison ron.garrison at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 03:29:07 UTC 2009


On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 2:39 PM, Another Sillyname
<anothersname at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 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?
>>>
>>> Yes.
>>>
>>> > 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?
>>>
>>> No.
>>>
>>> > 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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If you decide to build from source,  you can use the Fedora Repos for
all the dependencies except LAME.  It's perhaps the easiest build of
Myth I've ever done.

Ron


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