[mythtv-users] Question -- Attempting MythTV Build with LFS
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Oct 15 04:12:08 UTC 2004
On 10/12/2004 07:51 PM, Jarod Wilson wrote:
>On Tuesday 12 October 2004 16:30, Jim Gifford wrote:
>> 3 - Has anyone attempted to build this on a LFS system before, if so
>Mike Dean runs an LFS system, he may have some pointers for you.
Just getting caught up on my Myth mail...
Jarod's right, it has been done before (I am using LFS). Yan-Fa Li is
right, minimal Fedora with ATrpms is much easier. And, IvanK is right,
LFS works without problem (assuming you install/configure it correctly).
However, I recommend you use LFS *only* if your main intent is to learn
how the Myth system (from kernel to OS to apps) is put together. If,
instead, your main intent is to get a working, stable Myth box, I would
recommend using a "standard" distro (like FC/FC2 configured according to
Jarod's HOWTO or KnoppMyth). Also, if you're likely to support other
people's Myth installations (i.e. once your friends see your Myth box,
you might be asked to "help" them set up a Myth box), using another
distro will make your life much easier.
Note, also, that learning how to configure everything for LFS requires
a) a /ton/ of time and b) a suspicion that any problem that exists with
your LFS Myth box is your own fault due to improper configuration
(otherwise you're likely to flood the list with questions that can't
readily be answered because your system is so different from nearly all
others). On the bright side, though, if you do work your way through
installing the system on LFS, you will be in a unique position to be
able to contribute to the project by answering a lot of questions on the
list: since you will have made almost every possible mistake in
configuring your system, you'll recognize the symptoms other people
report on the lists. ;)
Best of luck--whichever approach you take--and enjoy your Myth box.
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