[mythtv-users] Heads up - Gentoo 0.22 Upgrade Coming Soon

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Mon Mar 1 01:51:19 UTC 2010


On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 5:43 PM, Richard Freeman
<r-mythtv at thefreemanclan.net> wrote:
> On Sun, 28 Feb 2010 11:09:38 -0800, Mark Knecht wrote:
>>
>> My backend is headless so it's not easy to determine if it's working
>>  until I update at least 1 frontend.
>
> A few ideas/tips:
>
> 1.  BE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN NOT TO CONNECT USING A 0.21 CLIENT ONCE YOU'VE
> STARTED!!!!!!!!!  Disable all of them once you get started or you could
> have one messy database (assuming you have the locale issues).  There
> are ways to get around this, but they require care.
>
> 2.  You can just run mythtv-setup from any updated system to update the
> database.  Be sure to examine the console output - the GUI just seems to
> do nothing for a while when it applies update after update.
>
> 3.  If you want to do your headless server first, just export
> DISPLAY=hostname:display to redirect the windows of mythtv-setup to
> another system.  I'm pretty sure that mythtv on gentoo requires libX11/
> etc even if it is built backend-only, but I'm not 100% sure on that.
> Just run xhost +backendserverhostname on another PC running X11 to see
> the console.
>
> Just a few ideas...  At this point quite a few people have done the
> upgrade on Gentoo, but the more complex the setup you have, the less you
> can probably afford to be on the cutting edge.
>
> The biggest issue I had personally was that the script mythtv uses for
> the backups died silently partway, and I didn't realize this at first.
> So, when I restored my database I was missing about 40 tables (just
> about everything starting with "R" and on alphabetically).  Fortunately
> I had made a manual backup of my own and was able to use this instead. I'd
> recommend just doing a plain old mysqldump on the database before
> starting just in case.
>
> Rich
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