[mythtv] Statically compiled?

Isaac Richards mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Wed, 2 Oct 2002 03:31:39 -0400

On Monday 30 September 2002 09:52 pm, Matthew wrote:
> Would it be possible to statically compile the MythTV/Music, like Freevo is
> doing?  Would this not help get new users up and running more quickly, by
> reducing dependency on specific library versions and distributions
> (freetype and vorbis)?
> P.S. If you are wondering why I don't try this myself, it's that I have not
> been able to completely work out the dependency issues to a fully working
> system.  The closest I got was a working MythTV that would not change
> channels (EPG working) and a non-working MythMusic.  I have tried RedHat
> 7.2 and 7.3 as well as a brief stint with Debian 3.0.
> Please don't take this as an attack on the work of Isaac and others.  I
> give major props to those that do the real work around here.

Hrm.  See, even if I distribute binaries, there's still the database setup and 
all that to do..  I don't think it'll gain all that much, really..  But, if 
someone wants to do the work, and probably provide hosting (a static, 
stripped, bz2-ed mythmusic binary is 2.6 MB on my box, a similarly 
compiled/compressed mythfrontend is 2.7 MB), I'd at least link to it.