[mythtv-users] Mfd and libopendaap

thor mythtv at lamedomainname.com
Tue Sep 14 02:05:59 EDT 2004

On Monday 13 September 2004 06:16 pm, Peter Martens wrote:

> Thought it was time again to play a little bit around with the mfd and
> mfe. For the first time they compiled without a problem. When starting
> the mfd and trying to make contact to iTunes it complains about not
> having libopendaap installed. But I really have libopendaap (0.2.3)
> installed (gentoo ebuild).

	Just to recap this for others who might be following along, the problem is 
that libopendaap has a nasty habit of not building libraries with a .so 

	I have updated the mfe README's to explain this. Since nobody ever reads 
README's, I will repeat the relevant information here:

Note that as of version 0.2.3, libopendaap has a very annoying habit of
not naming the library properly under a Linux build (it calls it
libopendaap.0.0.1, rather than libopendaap.so.0.0.1). The following
hack-around (as root) should fix that:

        cd {wherever libopendaap is installed, probably /usr/local/lib}
        rm libopendaap
        rm libopendaap.0
        mv libopendaap.0.0.1 libopendaap.so.0.0.1
        ln -s libopendaap.so.0.0.1 libopendaap.so.0
        ln -s libopendaap.so.0.0.1 libopendaap.so

	I have posted this to the mailing list in the vain hope that people might 
discover this information as the result of a well-structured search query on 
a phrase like "libopendaap sucks".

	Since nobody actually bothers to search the multi-megabyte archive of wisdom  
that the mailing list archive represents, let's just think of this e-mail as 
a naive attempt to insert a bit of common knowledge into the Jung'ian 
collective subconscious.

- thor

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