[mythtv-users] Help me choose a Redhat based OS for MythBackend
J.Pilk at tesco.net
Sat Apr 24 07:28:50 UTC 2010
On 24/04/10 04:07, Mike Andy wrote:
> Like I said I'm ok at Linux the reason I want to change is to
> challenge myself. I've used Ubuntu, Sabayon, and Arch Linux as
> desktops before. So those taught me about Debian and Gentoo like
> systems respectively. Suse as my server has introduced me to RPM based
> But I've never played with a system directly based on redhat so this
> is why i'm changing.
> Compiling dependencies shouldn't be a big problem, in that case I'll
> try CentOS, Has anyone here gotten mythbackend 0.23 to work on centos?
> I also just found this: http://www.redhat.com/rhel/beta/ but it will
> only be good to play with and not use seriously.
> On Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 11:01 AM, Mark Hutchinson<markhsa at gmail.com> wrote:
>> If you want very stable, but a bit boring, CentOS
>> If you want more features, easier to get dependencies, then fedora 12.
>> Fedora is a great release.
>> If you want a mix of these, Ubuntu is the way to go.
>> If you are a bit new to Linux and not in the expert realm, Ubuntu for sure.
>> Mythbuntu would be the easiest.
>> On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 6:58 PM, Mike Andy<beatbreaker82 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> As per subject title, Help me choose a Redhat based OS for MythBackend.
>>> The purpose of me having this backend/server is not only to keep my
>>> recordings up on my backend but it's to teach me about samba/nfs
>>> filesharing, DNS& DHCP servers, ssh, vnc, apache, security, vim, bash
>>> scripting, maintaining server uptime, etc...
>>> I've used Arch Linux before for a baptism in fire of how to get Linux
>>> working and I was very happy with that but then i got a job and our
>>> servers run OpenSuSE, so I changed the backend to that to help with
>>> practice there.
>>> Now I've learnt enough about SuSE and I'm tiered of yast holding my
>>> hand every time I make settings changes and I've always wanted to
>>> learn Red Hat anyway.
>>> My options I thought were going to be:
>>> CentOS - seems to be closest to RHEL, but i'm worried about it not
>>> having the latest dependencies i'll need.
>>> Fedora - a good option but i'm also worried about the fast 6 month
>>> release cycles, and the fact that it'll be different (I heard they're
>>> going to stop using init and go with upstart)
>>> Mythdora - It'll be the same as Fedora but hold my hand even more?
>>> RHEL - $$$$$
>>> Scientific Linux - ???
>>> Any other suggestions?
>>> I'm most keen on CentOS but is there anyone out there who got mythtv
>>> 0.23 working on there yet with a minimal of fuss?
>>> I'm currently using mythbuntu for my 2 frontends and i'm pretty happy
>>> with them, upgrading/reinstalling them every 6 months is of minimal
>>> effort and also keeps me mildly intouch with the Debian side of
You seem to be intent on reinventing all the wheels on a fleet of buses.
If you want a working RedHat type system why not go to the ATrpms
repo: CentOS 5.4 and Fedora 12 MythTV packages are ready to go.
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