User:JeffSimpson/Upgrading from 0.19 p9163-r1 to 0.20 on Gentoo from portage overlay

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Back up existing system

  • Package up existing mythtv in case you need to revert back:
quickpkg media-tv/mythtv

Build new system

  cp MythTV-0.20-Overlay.tar.bz2 /usr/local/portage
  cd /usr/local/portage
  tar -xjf MythTV-0.20-Overlay.tar.bz2
  • Build the packages (but don't install yet):
emerge -B mythtv

Install New System

  • Stop Mythbackend
/etc/init.d/mythbackend stop
  • Back up database:
mysqldump -u mythtv -p mythtv mythconverg > mythconverg-`date +%F`.sql

Note: This wiki entry is in-progress. I don't recommend following it until it is finished