[mythtv-users] Re: ALSA NOT compiled in to mythtvfrontend at ATrpms?

Brad Fuller bradallenfuller at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 22 14:22:13 UTC 2004

Axel Thimm wrote:

>On Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 01:19:38AM -0700, Jarod Wilson wrote:
>>On Thursday 21 October 2004 19:39, Brad Fuller wrote:
>>>I'm using the mythtv packages ATrpms. I tried to change the audio device
>>>from /dev/dsp (oss) to ALSA: and I received an error:
>>>Audio output device is set to an ALSA device but ALSA support is not
>>>compiled in!
>>>I take it that the package from ATrpms DOES NOT have ALSA compiled in.
>>>Is that the default? Is the only way for me to have ALSA support is to
>>>build mythtv myself? Or is there another package that I can use instead?
>>>(I looked on Axel's site and the specs, but couldn't find one.)
>>>thanks for the help!
>>My HDTV system runs Axel's RPMs (well, sort of), and ALSA support is most 
>>definitely compiled in, has been for several versions now. I'm using 
>>ALSA:default (or is it ALSA:spdif?) for all sound output to my amp, including 
>>raw ac3. Could be something specific to the x86_64 packages, I dunno...
>ALSA is compiled in all mythtv builds at ATrpms. You can check with
>ldd on the executable. But as Jarod wrote, perhaps there is some
>x86_64 specific bug in mythtv? The specfile/sources to i386 and x86_64
>packaging are the same.
>Check with ldd, and whether you have remnants of custom builds under
>/usr/local or so. Otherwise try rebuilding myth with alsa support and
>see if your build exhibits the same error (no need to fine tune the
>build, only check for alsa. If you hit a packging bug, it will be
>fixed ASAP ;)
That was it! I had 3 libs being used from the /usr/local 
(libmythavformat, libmythavcodec, libmyth)
I just moved them, started again and checked and the mythfrontend used 
the libs from /usr//lib64

cool, thanks!

I wonder if this might be the reason that modules (like mythnews and 
mythweather) do not work?

thanks again!

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