[mythtv] Statically compiled?
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.