Opensuse 10.2

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openSUSE 10.2

(work in progress. )

openSUSE 10.2 32 and 64 work out the box. Stuff life lirc and ivtv is all there.


We will use YaST to install the MythTV RPMs, and dependencies.

Adding YaST Sources

To add the External YaST Repositories for MythTV, open YaST, go to "Installation Sources" and press Add. There, first select the protocol and, on the next page, enter the server and the directory as listed below.

add pacman as your installation source: [1]

You may also use /usr/bin/installation_sources to add/remove/show repositories from command line.

Add the following as Yast sources


Packman offers various additional packages for SUSE Linux. Please use a mirror if possible:

protocol    - FTP
server name -  (this is a mirror)
Directories - pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/10.0 or 9.3


The myth RPMs them selves.

protocol    - HTTP
server name -
Directories - pub/linux/misc/suser-scrute/suse10 or 9.3

Install Myth

Go into yast, software, software management. Select, Filter, Search. Enter Myth there. Select the myth RPMs you need. For a frontend you would mythtv-frontend, and whatever plugins you wanted. For a backend you'd want mythtv-backend, mythtv-setup, and probably mythtv-frontend too. It will then (hopefully) suggest a bunch of dependancies from packman and the base media. Install those too. Some conflicts may be possible depending on what you have installed, so pay attention to what Yast is going to do.

If you think there are problems with the dependencies the mythTV RPMs need, let me know.


If you are not using a Digital card, you will probably want XMLTV to grab the program info. The easiest way of installing this is CPAN (but there are some XMLTV RPMs out there for suse, I've not looked into them at all)

If you've not configured CPAN before, and have no idea what I'm talking about, review the FAQ

This is (I think) a very rough (and maybe wrong) guide (note, I need to double check this)

  • as root run cpan
  • follow the prompts to configure cpan. If you're unsure, go with the defaults. they normally work
  • run "i xmltv" and hopefully it will download and install everything needed.


That's about it. You can now configure your system in line with the normal docs. Good luck.