[mythtv] MythTV Usability Report

Robert Tsai rtsai1111 at comcast.net
Tue Jan 10 20:51:08 UTC 2006

On Tue, Jan 10, 2006 at 09:34:27PM +0100, Petr Stehlik wrote:
> Carl Reynolds p??e v ?t 10. 01. 2006 v 11:35 -0500:
> > >On another note, it's possible to run SVN and stable backends on
> > >the same machine - maybe I'll put up a Howto,  ...
> > I hope you do put up that HowTo. That would be really useful.
> it's nothing more than "./configure with different --prefix=/path
> and let /etc/ld.so.conf contain a folder that would in fact be a
> symlink to /path/lib of the myth installation you want to run, and
> do a similar thing for $PATH".
> Example: one myth ./configure-d to "/stable", the other one to
> "/unstable". In "/etc/ld.so.conf" added path to "/whatever/lib" and
> in $PATH added entry "/whatever/bin". And the "/whatever" is a
> symlink to either "/stable" or "/unstable". And run "ldconfig"
> whenever you change the symlink. That's all.

It's not that simple.

If the SVN involves a database schema upgrade, you won't necessarily
be able to safely run your stable backend anymore.

(unless you're actually making copies of your database and media files
as well ...)

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