[MythDora] Time for RHEL5 based mythdora?
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Sun Jun 17 14:17:31 CEST 2007
On Sun, Jun 17, 2007 at 01:48:25AM -0400, gchris wrote:
> Axel Thimm wrote:
> > I'd like to spin a RHEL5 mythdora. For the RHEL5 packages I'd use
> > CentOS5 packages. I created a CentOS mirror at ATrpms, so we can
> > spin locally.
> > Now the most important parts are: The name and version. :)
> > Mythdora Pro? MythEnt? Mythdora LTS?
> > I also wanted to check what changes Jarod made to the mythtv rpm
> > to put them into the ATrpms one (we really should use the same
> > packages, otherwise we fork QA), but I couldn't find the sources.
> Axel, I've been curious about this proposal since I first read it
> and my curiosity has finally got the better of me. CentOS5 is a
> fine looking package, I'm using it to write this email - but I can't
> figure out why or how you'd connect it with MythDora. If
> reliability is your goal, then consider that you'd be rolling back
> to the 2.6.18 kernel which means you give up the
> self-contained/loading drivers of 2.6.20 and return to the elaborate
> scripts and menus of MythDora 3.2 to get your drivers installed.
> You'd also be using earlier versions of ivtv and probably lirc and
> MySQL. So how do you choose versions of these software packages (as
> well as MythTV) that match the reliability of RHEL/CentOS5? The
> whole package would only be as good as its weakest component and I
> just can't figure out how you'd pull this together without some
> serious forking and an awful lot of testing.
CentOs as a base for using mythtv is constantly growing because
Fedora's fast pace more often than not breaks people's setups and
people just want to install mythtv once and only have security updates
thereafter. There is a big demand coming directly from the users.
2.6.18 is a great kernel and all drivers live in v4l including
ivtv. There is still some fixing for mythtv to work with ivtv 1.0.0
which will happen at the latest with 2.6.22 anyway. The driver loead
is to the best of my knowledge also in latest v4l.
Forking will not be happening since it proved for over 2 years now
that Fedora and RHEL versions of most parts can be built from the same
specfiles. Testing is already being done since the release of CentOS5,
there are about 40% of CentOS users compared to Fedora users. They
just follow Fedora instructions since the setups are so equal.
But we'll never know for sure how mythdora on RHEL performs unless we
offer it :)
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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