How to Install MythTV on Ubuntu 12.10 / 12.04 / 11.10

Hello Geeksters!

MythTV (MythBuntu) is an open source digital video recorder (DVR) under the GNU GPL licence.

In this article I will show you how to install MythTV on Ubuntu.

Install the MythTV version you prefer, for your Ubuntu version:

The MythTV 0.27 repo for Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 12.04:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mythbuntu/0.27

The MythTV 0.26 repo for Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 11.10:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mythbuntu/0.26

The MythTV 0.24 repo for Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 11.10 and Ubuntu 11.04:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mythbuntu/0.24

Update the repo index:
$ sudo apt-get update

Install MythTV
$ sudo apt-get install mythtv

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2 comments on “How to Install MythTV on Ubuntu 12.10 / 12.04 / 11.10
  1. kenny f powers says:

    if you encounter a locked process on install, try “sudo rm -rf /var/cache/debconf/*” from

  2. kenny f powers says:

    and, once again, install appears successful, but can’t access database. i’ve been trying to use this on ubuntu and fedora for close to 10 years with no success.

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