[mythtv] Using my main mythtv box for development

Matt Doran matt.doran at papercut.biz
Sun Apr 22 10:29:17 UTC 2007

Roo wrote:
> On 22/04/07, Matt Doran <matt.doran at papercut.biz> wrote:
>> Any gotchas you can see going through this process?
> As Kevin said, keep a close eye on the mailing lists and you should be 
> OK.
> I have a gmail account and subscribe to mythtv-commit, mythtv-dev and
> mythtv-users, I can then keep all emails and not worry about a
> cluttered/full mailbox (the lists are quiet active).
> When you upgrade you need to run mythtv-setup, this will upgrade the DB
> Schema for you. After installing the newly compiled binaries and before
> starting mythbackend just run mythtv-setup and watch the log file, if 
> the DB
> Schema needed to be updated you should see a log message stating it 
> was/is
> updated to version N.
> One thing that caught me out is:
> It seems you need to compile mythtv first **and install** it before
> compiling the plugins. When the plugins are compiled they use the myth
> libraries from the installation directory. I didn't realise this until
> recently when I had a problem compiling mythmusic, it wouldn't build 
> because
> it was using the old installed libraries instead of the newly compiled
> libraries in the mythtv source tree.
> Good luck, let us know if you have any problems,
OK ... after a bit of fiddling, I'm back and running trunk!! :)

All seems to be going well.   Now to start work on those patches.


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