[mythtv-users] Installing MythTV SVN on Fedora Core

William Munson wmunson at rochester.rr.com
Mon Sep 11 22:06:48 EDT 2006

Jay Cornell wrote:
> Hi.   I want to install the svn version to learn more about the 
> software.   The wiki 
> <http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Installing_MythTV_SVN_on_Fedora_Core> 
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Installing_MythTV_SVN_on_Fedora_Core 
> says to  first unistall all of the existing mythtv rpms.   I have a 
> fairly stable system right now, and don't want the family to get upset.  
> Can I just disable the mythbackend service from starting and start the 
> appropriate mythfrontend?   I get a feeling that there's something in 
> the paths that I'm not considering.
> thank you
> Jay
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The precompiled versions all use --prefix=/usr and the default for the 
source is --prefix=/usr/local so change your cofigure settings and 
recompile. You cannot use the frontend without the backend so no to your 
question. Of course they can still watch tv until you are ready to 
upgrade then stop the service, upgrade then run mythtv-setup to update 
your database to the current version. Then you should be able to restart 
the backend with no problems.

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