Upgrade to F8 and 0.21 from MythDora 4.0
These are my findings doing an upgrade to F8 and 0.21 MythTV from MythDora 4.0. This is by no means a guaranteed way of doing things. I simply wanted to do it just to see if it worked. For the most part it does but it does require some steps and a WHOLE LOT OF TIME!!! There are close to 1000 packages that get installed/upgraded doing things this way. So if your hell bent on wanting to do this and are not afraid of loosing a perfectly good install, then by all means try it. Keep in mind you will be doing these steps as root ;)
** Backup **
1) Backup your database!!! This will at least save you there. You can back things by simply going into MythDora Tools and backup to DVD or hard drive. 2) Backup any config files you may have such as lircd.conf, wpaconfig etc.. 3) Backup your yum.repos.d directory in /etc just to be sure. This is where things got crappy because I had to edit many of the repo files to reflect the new f8 instead of fc6-i386 etc. Enable and edit ATrpms, Dribble, Fedora, Fedora-Updates, Freshrpms.
** Repo Prep **
# yum clean all
# rpm -Uvh ftp://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/8/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/fedora-release-*.noarch.rpm
Add the backed up repos from yum.repos.d and edit for F8.
** Go to run level 3 **
# ctrl + alt + F1
login as root
# telinit 3
** System Prep **
# service mythbackend stop
# service httpd stop
# service sendmail stop
# service dhcpd stop
# chkconfig sendmail off
# rpm -e --nodeps xine
# rpm -e --nodeps xine-lib-extras-nonfree
# rpm -e --nodeps vlc
# rpm -e --nodeps PIL
# rpm -e --nodeps Numeric
# rpm -e --nodeps mythmusic
# rpm -e --nodeps mythdvd
# rpm -qa | grep ivtv | xargs rpm -e (you maynot have ivtv on your system)
# rpm -qa | grep lirc | xargs rpm -e --nodeps
** Begin upgrade **
# yum update rpm\* yum\*
# yum upgrade
Go grab a beer and build a house or something ;-)
** Post Upgrade instructions **
Please read this BEFORE you reboot just in case.
** Install MythTV **
# yum upgrade \*myth\*
** Clean up old Myth rpm's **
# rpm -qa | grep "0\.20\." | xargs rpm -e --nodeps
** Get new Myth Library rpm's **
# yum install libmyth\*-0.21
** Reinstall what we removed & others **
# yum install perl-MythTv xine vlc mplayer lame ffmpeg libmpeg2 faad2 liba52_0
You may need to poke around to see if there are others needing upgrades.
Fingers crossed and reboot !!!
** Kernel module drivers **
For these please refer to my good buddy Mr. Jarod Wilson.