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sgreszcz
October 12th, 2007, 02:59 PM
Hi,

I'm migrating from a Ubuntu-based Mythtv frontend/backend (Dapper) to a separate frontend and backend architecture based on Gutsy.

My backend is low powered, headless server which will just be used to serve files, run Asterisk and Mythtv backend.

I know I need X-Windows to configure Mythtv, but I would like to know the minimal packages that I would need to get mythtv backend running on Ubuntu Gutsy server.

The server is running the OS from flash, so I would like to move the mysql location to the hard drive which will store the media and tv recordings.

Thanks!

superm1
October 12th, 2007, 03:15 PM
mythtv-backend-master

superm1
October 12th, 2007, 03:19 PM
Mind you, even though mythbuntu installs X, that may be sufficient for you.

It is rather convenient to have VNC setup already then, so you can run mythtv-setup without having to X forward from your headless box. Your call though :)

sgreszcz
October 12th, 2007, 03:35 PM
Thanks for the advice.

I checked out the two packages: mythtv-backend and mythtv-backend-master and it seems that they are more or less the same except the mythtv-backend has X, so transcoding and audio.

I am unfamiliar with Mythbuntu. Is there anywhere I can see what packages are installed for a backend only?

superm1
October 12th, 2007, 03:43 PM
Thanks for the advice.

I checked out the two packages: mythtv-backend and mythtv-backend-master and it seems that they are more or less the same except the mythtv-backend has X, so transcoding and audio.

I am unfamiliar with Mythbuntu. Is there anywhere I can see what packages are installed for a backend only?

Well mythtv-backend-master depends on mythtv-backend :)

Take a look at mythbuntu-desktop. That will get you all the essentials for mythbuntu, mythtv-backend-master gets added onto that when you choose a primary backend role basically.