[mythtv-users] MythTV on Xbox, again

Bob Ham rah at bash.sh
Thu Oct 13 09:09:00 EDT 2005

You tried to compile from source, and got some errors.  Did you try and resolve
the errors?  The steps for compiling from source are as follows:


1.       Unpack source

2.       Read compilation instructions

3.       Follow compilation instructions

4.       Fix errors




Bob Ham 
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From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org]
On Behalf Of ctd at minneapolish3.com
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2005 12:36 PM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] MythTV on Xbox, again




I feel your pain.  I cannot wait to hear an  answer.  I even tried to compile
from source, but that resulted in other errors.  

I am not concerned with the long build times, so I would appreciate it if some
itelligent person could spell out the steps to compile from source that work on
an xbox.   

I compiled my backend from source for a Mandrake machine, so I am familiar with
the process.  I am confused as to what source to use for a debian (xbox)
install.  Should I just grab the source according to the mythtv install
instructions?  Or should I use the source that has already been packaged at
"deb-src  http://dijkstra.csh.rit.edu/~mdz/debian unstable mythtv"?  I reviewed
that source at http://dijkstra.csh.rit.edu/~mdz/debian and the source for mythtv
appears to be based on and the plug-ins on Is this a concern?


Any thoughts?





On Thu Oct 13 2:03 , Vladan Bato sent:

I have written before with my difficulties with installing mythtv on 
Xebian. No matter what repositories I used I couldn't manage to install 

I got some suggestions on this list. Specifically to follow the 
instructions at this page:
and use the apt sources posted in a reply.

Well, yesterday I finally found the time to try that by doing a Xebian 
1.1.4 install from scratch.

I managed to install mythtv-frontend, but when I try to install 
mythvideo I get a broken packages error (details below).

I browsed the www.mythtv-xbox.org forums and it seems that I'm not alone 
with this problem, and that nobody got beyond installing the frontend.

It all must have worked some time ago, but it doesn't anymore.

The errors are probably due to Xebian using sarge, while the mythtv 
repository uses sid.

What should I do now? Should I do a dist-upgrade? Should I try 
recompiling MythTv (and wait a few days for it to finish)?

Here are the details. I installed Xebian 1.1.4 from scratch and followed 
the instructions on the above-mentioned page, and used the following 

xbox:~# cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ sid main
deb http://dijkstra.csh.rit.edu/~mdz/debian unstable mythtv
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main non-free contrib

First I installed mythtv-frontend:

# apt-get install mythtv-frontend
OK, installs 21 packeges, upgrades 13 (including glibc).

Then I tried installing mythvideo, and here it fails:

xbox:~# apt-get install mythvideo
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
mythvideo: Depends: libqt3c102-mt (>= 3:3.3.4) but it is not installable
E: Broken packages

Vladan Bato
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