[mythtv] Installing freetype (mythtv dependency)

Marc Randolph mrand at pobox.com
Mon Dec 29 13:32:55 UTC 2008

On Thu, Dec 25, 2008 at 4:46 PM, Brad DerManouelian
<myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> On Dec 25, 2008, at 1:18 PM, greg at bryantrecording.com wrote:
>> I'm trying to get mythtv to compile for the first time, following the
>> instructions at http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-5.html (using the
>> tar file for .21, not svn)
> This is a -users question, not a -dev question.

Actually, he does have a valid issue, he just didn't pose it correctly!

The official mythtv.org web page and documentation makes no mention of
the -fixes branch, so he'd have no way of knowing about it.  In fact,
he is following the official documentation exactly, which says "The
tarball release of MythTV should work on a wide variety of systems and
should be the preferred method for new users."   He is a new user, and
is used the preferred method!  I've opened a bug (6035)

> At any rate, you might be
> better off looking at the install instructions for your specific
> distribution since that will include the dependencies you need.

Very good advice.  At least in this case, the official mythtv web page
mentions that such things exist, although I am quite willing to excuse
Greg for not realizing that there is a Ubuntu version because, while
other distributions are prominently listed, Mythbuntu is not.  I know
that a search would find it out, but people could easily be tricked
into not even searching for it since other distributions ARE listed).


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