Last september, I installed Mythbuntu 12.04.3 on a Dell computer (Pentium 4, 3 GHz, made circa 2004) with 1 Gb of RAM as Mythtv-backend (0.25-3.49) only, working with HDHomeRun. Basically, the Dell machine is used only to record shows, but it's not good enough for playback.
My main machine used to be a Pentium 4, 3.4 GHz with 2 GB of RAM running Windows XP. I was using XBMC for playback until I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it, back in november, with mythtv-frontend only. Output in HDMI to the TV set, had a few dropped frames but result was acceptable.
I brought a used motherboard/CPU/Memory (Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600), installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, the 64-bit version. then installed mythtv-frontend (0.27) from the Ubuntu Software Center. After I enter the IP/port/MySQL infos, I get the following error message :
(When I click OK, I get a notice that it crashed and restarted... I have to kill -9 PID from Terminal... *sigh*)
This version of MythTV requires an updated database.
(schema is 18 versions behind)
Please run mythtv-setup or mythbackend to update your database.
After some googling, I figured out that the backend and frontend must run the same version.
Question : How come newest frontend version is not backwards compatible with previous versions of mythtv-backend ?
This is where it gets frustrating.
- The mythbuntu.org website, download section, Upgrade Older Mythbuntu Install just links to the Ubuntu Network Upgrade Guide. Hey, I have 40+ unwatched recorded shows on the HDD, but the only tip I've been given is to backup my files. I can't fit all those shows on an USB drive and I have no informations whatsoever on how to upgrade mythbuntu without affecting my recorded shows. I downloaded mythbuntu 14.04, put it on a USB key and rebooted... but I was only given "Install" as an option. I stopped as there was no guarantee.
- I installed XBMC on this Ubuntu machine, but PVR Service has been taken away. Out of the scope for this forum, I'll just let it be.
- I decided to instead install the 0.25 version of mythtv-frontend. From the Software Center, older versions ain't a solution. Some googling hinted Synaptic Package Manager, select package, Force Version, but only 0.27 is part of the choices. I've been hinted to perform this : "sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mythbuntu/0.25", but after performing "sudo apt-get update", I get this message at the bottom :
W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/mythbuntu/0...amd64/Packages 404 Not Found
W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/mythbuntu/0...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
Consequently, the 0.25 version still ain't part of Force Version list from the Synaptic Package Manager.
I downloaded the 0.25.3 file from the mythtv.org website, released 2 tears ago, but I don't know how to compile...
Is there an easier solution or a workaround this error message ?