[mythtv] Red Hat 9 packages and encountered problems (was: Red Hat 8.0 rpms (was: Version 0.8 is now available.))

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at physik.fu-berlin.de
Wed Apr 9 16:22:26 EDT 2003

I have rebuilt the rpms for Red Hat 9. They are being uploaded now, and will
appear later on the atrpms site. I have tested only very basic functionality
as my Red Hat 9 host does not have a capture card (-> please report success or
failure to me).

Please note the following about Red Hat 9.

o The installation procedure is different, probably because Red Hat 9 ships
  another qt version than Red Hat 8.0 (3.1 vs 3.0.5 I think).

o Paths in generated Makefiles are relative again (../../ <...> /../lib
  instead of /usr/lib etc.) breaking relocated builds and installs.

o Needed directories are not created, files seem to be installed at the nearest
  possible location (e.g. the blue theme lands under share/mythtv).

In order to fix this I ran qmake on all Makefiles and replaced relative paths
with absolute ones before running make. I also created all needed directories
before issuing make install.

Does any qmake expert know how to really fix these issues? Is there a way to
tell qmake to use only absolute paths and to make qmake aware of relocated
builds (e.g. building for /usr, but installing under /var/tmp/myth-root/usr,
common practice for packaging).

How do the debian packages deal with it? Another qt version?

On Thu, Mar 20, 2003 at 04:02:11PM +0100, Axel Thimm wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 16, 2003 at 05:44:49PM -0500, Isaac Richards wrote:
> > It's up on the website now.  I just submitted the freshmeat announcement, so 
> > that should be up soon, too...  
> I have updated the rpms for Red Hat 8.0 at
> 	http://atrpms.physik.fu-berlin.de/name/mythtv/
> This version is also synced to some degree with the Debian package layout from
> Matt Zimmerman.
> (Note: currently there is only mythtv without add-ons).

Axel.Thimm at physik.fu-berlin.de
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