[mythtv-users] Mythtv on xbox

William Munson wmunson at rochester.rr.com
Sun Sep 10 11:54:50 UTC 2006

Anthony C wrote:
>> John Davis wrote:
>>> Does anyone have any advice on upgrading the mythtv frontend on an xbox?
>>> Being that it is
>>> debian based, I tried to apt-get an updated mythtv frontend, but the
>>> mythtv repository owner seems to have gone away. Does anyone know of
>>> any debs or a way to compile mythtv on the xbox (it fails the
>>> configure when trying to compile the tarball.)
> The Debian Myth packages are at http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ - the
> current version there is 0.19-0.10 and worked fine for me before I upgraded
> to SVN - check here
> http://mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Installing_MythTV_SVN_on_Debian_Sid.
> Compiling SVN with distcc worked well for me after some frustration getting
> all of the qt pieces to play nicely - I used this wiki page as a rough
> guide: http://mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Xbox_Frontend_Compile_with_SVN
> However beware when you install the dependencies not to update XFree86 -
> xserver.org does not work with Xebian.  I used the "apt-get build-dep
> mythfrontend" approach and then trial and error to get what I needed.  I
> would *not* recommend compiling on the xbox without distcc - I attempted it
> and it was still thrashing away after 36 hours.

I never did get distcc to work correctly on the xbox. If you use ccache 
when compiling, the mythtv compile takes ~18 hours on only the xbox.. 
Just means that I dont do as many recompiles as on my main 
front/backend. That takes a whopping 45 minutes. :)

Do you remember what you had to do to get distcc to work?

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