Upgrading MD 10.21 to Mythtv 0.22 RC1
With the 0.22 release right around the corner I thought it would be a good idea to have some update guidance available for the non-meek.
I've personally been running 0.22 on MD10 for a number of months with no issue, and now with a stable release candidate available it's time for people to start upgrading if they choose.
Just a note.. The recommended path to get to 0.22 in the immediate future will be through yum upgrade initially.. Then 11.22 or 12.22 will follow. The move the rpmfusion in MD10.21 really makes this a world easier than in the older versions of MythDora.
I just installed MD10.21 in a virtual machine and made an immediate upgrade to rpmfusion 0.22 RC1 with no issues.
The official 0.22 packages should be out shortly so by all means wait if you're unsure about using the -testing packages.
So here's how to upgrade:
NOTE: If you've added any third party repos that were NOT included in Mythdora 10 you should disable before attempting upgrading the mythtv packages. If you've added atrpms or any other known conflicting repos you may experience other difficulties.
NOTE #2: IF YOU HAVE MYTHSTREAM RPM INSTALLED REMOVE IT PRIOR TO UPGRADE AS IT CAUSES A SEGFAULT AT MYTHFRONTEND LAUNCH.
1) Become root
-Open a terminal and sudo -s
2) Create a database backup (mythtv makes one too, but better be safe)
3) *EDIT* - Not needed as 0.22 packages are in main updates now
Retrieve the updates-testing repo file (if you don't have one)
4) Upgrade mythtv
-yum upgrade mythtv (answer yes when prompted)
5) Restart the backend (for good measure)
-service mythbackend restart
6) Launch mythfrontend
-Use the desktop ICON to launch the frontend so it launches as the mythtv user not root
7) Answer the prompt to upgrade your database to the new schema
8) Enjoy the new experience
One thing you may notice is the default theme may change, the settings for themes are in the same place under setup->appearance.