Myth 0.15 Upgrade on Fedora Core 1 and 0.5beta prep

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Eduardo
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Myth 0.15 Upgrade on Fedora Core 1 and 0.5beta prep

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Here is a quick walkthrough of the backend upgrade I did on my Fedora Core 1 system that was built following Jarods Guides at http://www.wilsonet.com/mythtv/

Backup all mythtv databases

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mysqldump -u mythtv -pmythtv mythconverg -c > mythtv_backup.sql
Jarod build uses APT to get packages. You should update the package list

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apt-get update
Get the latest mythtv suite (or do individual pieces)

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apt-get install mythtv-suite
Kill the front and backend

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kill `pidof mythfrontend`
service mythbackend stop
Restart the backend, this will launch the new backend and it will change your database

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service mythbackend start
I live in North America, so this required a switch from XMLTV to DirectData for Program listings.

You need version 1.9.1 or better of wget for Direct Data, to check version of wget

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wget -V
Upgrade wget

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apt-get install wget
Backup your channels table in the mysql database

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mysql -u root -p mythconverg
mysql>CREATE TABLE channel_copy SELECT * FROM channel;
mysql>exit
Setup your DirectData account/profile at zaptoit.com. Go to http://labs.zaptoit.com
Select New user and answer the whole survey. MythTV has certificate code: ZIYN-DQZO-SBUT

Add a lineup(s) that matches your video sources.

Now you need to run mythtvsetup, I used VNC to connect and run it. I rebuilt all my settings, but I think you can just get away with changing the channel settings and sources.

Run mythfilldatabase when you are done.

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mythfilldatabase
While that is downlaoding you can open another window and prep for the upgrade to the mini-myth 05.beta1

Backup all the 0.4 files although they are probably useless now.

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cd /tftpboot/
mkdir 0.4_backup
cp -R localtime preapp.script PXEClient 0.4_backup
Read the release notes from this site and update your "/tftpboot/PXEClient/pxelinux.cfg/default" file. The only change for me was the rootfs name.

Download the new Root-fs and possibly new bzImage attempt to boot your Mini-Myth. It all ran great so far for me, and the preapp.script did not need to change.

Eduardo
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Post by lmatter »

If you're using Mandrake 9.2 as I am, I found an RPM for wget-1.9.1. It seems to be working for me.

You can get it here:
http://linpvr.org/dnload/wget-1.9.1-4mdk.i586.rpm

Larry
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