[mythtv] Linking problem

Sam Varshavchik mrsam at courier-mta.com
Sat Feb 17 23:36:29 UTC 2007

Trampas writes:

> Thanks for the reply, I appreciate the lack of help. I did read through the
> wiki on how to build MythTV, but I am new to Linux. I figured that the wiki
> may be out of date or missing information? 
> When it links I get undefined reference to a bunch of classes such as QTable
> and QFont. I am unsure if with QT I need to build static libraries or
> shared? By default QT builds with shared, I am trying building QT as a
> static library at the moment. 

If you're new to Linux, the very last project you'd want to pick as your 
first attempt to build something would be MythTV.  Myth is one of the most 
complicated packages to build.

Myth does build, if you follow all the instructions, carefully, step by 
step.  You probably forgot to take a step, or two, but without you actually 
posting everything that you did, it's not really possible to tell you what's 

You're much better off installing the pre-built Myth packages for your 
distro, and pick something simpler to compile, until you have some 

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