[mythtv-users] Upgrading from pre-0.22 MythTV versions
jayf0ster at sbcglobal.net
Mon Mar 26 17:27:18 UTC 2012
On 3/26/2012 5:00 AM, f-myth-users at media.mit.edu wrote:
> I've been pondering this for a couple weeks, ever since I saw Mike's
> commit of 2012-03-09T15:20:56-08:00 and his message re "Upgrad failing
> from schema 1214 to 1265)" [sic]. This is a new thread 'cause I'm not
> sure if very late replies to old threads typically get seen. Sorry if
> this is a bit long, but thanks for whatever you can clarify.
> (e) Taking Ubuntu as an example, will LTS releases (either Canonical's
> or MythBuntu's) inhale the bugfix you made to 0.24-fixes any time
> soon, and do they need to, or will users have to install an old
> distro, install 0.24-fixes, install dependencies, then hand-
> recompile and hand-patch so get the fix just so they can upgrade,
> all so they can then finally install a more-modern distro (e.g.,
> MySql 5.5 instead of 5.1, or whatever) and 0.25? That's an
> enormous barrier and a lot of work and if they're asking questions
> all the way along, it sounds like a worse support problem than
> just trying to make such things work in master (and fixing master
> as you go, as people trip over issues).
> It'd be nice to get some "best-practice" advise on how to do this,
> but I'll stop here for the moment. Thoughts?
I share this same concern. I'm running 0.21-fixes. At some point, I
will upgrade. I never have time for it, and with each new version,
features that I use are reported broken, but will be fixed in a follow
on release, so I continue to wait. At some point, I will be forced to
update due to the underlying OS no longer supporting the other
applications that I run on my frontend (primarily Hulu Desktop).
So I installed mythbuntu 11.10 (0.24.2 I think) in a virtual machine on
my main desktop. When the day comes for me to upgrade, I plan to use
that VM to upgrade my 0.21-fixes DB to 0.24, and then the version to
which I'm upgrading to convert that. Should I expect this plan to work?
The only thing that I really want to preserve is my recording history.
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