MythTV - Latest Packages
How to Get the Latest Version of MythTV
Whether you run Ubuntu or Mythbuntu, you don't have to upgrade the OS every 6 months to get the latest version of MythTV. The nice folks at Mythbuntu provide repositories containing the latest MythTV release for regular and Long Term Support (LTS) releases.
For regular releases, they backport the next version of MythTV.
For LTS releases, they backport every version of MythTV for the lifetime of the release (2 years).
To summarise, if you are on Ubuntu version 10.04 LTS, 11.04 or 11.10, you can install the latest MythTV 0.25 package using the procedure below. If you are still on Maverick 10.10, which has just come to end-of-life, you can only get up to version 0.24 of MythTV unless you upgrade or use a different repository.
Using the Mythbuntu Repos
Using the Mythbuntu repos is very easy. You install a small package from the Mythbunu site which provides a utility for selecting the version you require. Once that is done, the usual Ubuntu upgrade process will bring you up to the latest version.
Install the following package from the Mythbuntu site: Pre 12.04 Mythbuntu Repos
Click on the .deb file in your browser and it should bring up the Ubuntu Software Centre. Click "Install".
Once the package is installed, you should get a pop-up asking you to configure mythbuntu-repos. Tick "Would you like to activate the MythTV Updates repository?" and click "Forward".
Select the version you require from the list. Click "Forward".
Once that is done, you can use the package manager to install updates as you normally would.