I already have a MythTV and Asterisk environment (one server for each). I'd like to try LinuxMCE but I was wondering if it is possible to configure it to use my existing Myth and Asterisk setup instead of configuring everything again in the new LinuxMCE install. Couple of reasons I want to do this:
- Both Myth and Asterisk are being used in production - both are completely stable, the whole family uses Myth, and I use a VoIP provided that is connected to my Asterisk server. Moving these services to the new LinuxMCE install would cause unwanted disruption and likely introduce instabilities.
- The Myth server is both the backend and the main frontend. Most likely the LinuxMCE machine will be a different one (in a different room), which will require moving all the TV capture hardware (I've got three tuners) to the LinuxMCE machine. Major pain.
- Both machines being used for Myth and Asterisk provide other services as well (web servers, e-mail, spam scanning, backup services, etc.) It's not easy for me to bring them down, netboot, and use them for LinuxMCE.
Has anyone being able to re-use an existing Asterisk and Myth setup with LinuxMCE? I don't care if this is not achievable through an idiot-proof installation - my stuff is running on Debian unstable and I've been using Debian for 10 years, so I don't mind editing configuration files and tweaking the system manually.
And while we are on the topic, is Kubuntu really a requirement? I mean, is it not possible to install the Debian's KDE packages and on top of that the LinuxMCE packages? I think that making LinuxMCE distribution-agnostic would be extremely cool. Anyone working on this?
Thanks for any comments on these topics.