[mythtv] How to install two versions of MythTV on same host
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Wed Jun 18 01:14:38 EDT 2003
Philippe Cattin wrote:
> What is the best way to install two different versions of MythTV on
> the same box, i.e. a productive stable version and a more up to date
> CVS version in parallel preferably with a different set of mysql tables?
Different binaries should be relatively easy (unless there are gotchas
which I missed):
Just change the "PREFIX" in settings.pro to some obscure dir, like
/opt/mythtv/dev/, make install. Then, to start the app, do
so that the executables use the right libs (does that give higher
priority than the standard path? I think so...). Then just start the
executable there, e.g.
To use a different database, that's a bit more complicated. You have to
change the DBName in the file ~/.mythtv/mysql.txt. Of course, you have
to set up the DB first, and that probably includes changing the same
file on the backend as well, so that mythtv's setup app accesses the
right DB. Same for mythfilldatabase. It's a tricky (I tried it recently
to test my mythfilldatabase changes, and it failed - not sure, if due to
the DB trick or my changes or if I used the wrong binaries).
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