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

Revision as of 14:40, 24 April 2006

SuSE 9.3 and 10.0 howto

(This is still a work in progress. )

There was more verbiage, and (I think) less information in the old versions of this, but since the move to the official wiki, half the links have broken, so it's a good excuse to re-write it, and make it much more concise.

It assumes you know your way around suse linux to some extent, and is only aimed at getting myth and the dependencies installed, not with configuring the rest of your system (which is where most of the problems are)


We will use Yast to install the Myth RPMs, and dependencies.

The mythRPMs are downloaded from ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/suser-scrute/

Dependencies are satisfied from Packman (Please use a mirror if possable)

For those interested you can grab the SRPMs and build it yourself

As of 20060228, I have not build the myth 0.19 RPMs agains suse9.3, but the SRPMs should build with no changes. Email (Address in the User:Simoncrute page) if you have problems.

Adding YaST Sources

To add the External YaST Repositories, open YaST, go to Change Source of Installation (in 9.3) or "Installation Sources" (in 10.0 and above) and press Add. There, first select the protocol and, on the next page, enter the server and the directory as listed below. Make sure that the directory matches your version (e.g., do not use suse/10.0 if you actually have SUSE 9.3)

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 - ftp.gwdg.de  (this is a mirror)
Directories - pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/10.0 or 9.3


The myth RPMs them selves.

protocol    - HTTP
server name - ftp.gwdg.de
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.