[mythtv-users] MythWeb - Mix SVN & Package?

Bill Williamson bill at bbqninja.com
Sat Aug 11 23:29:40 UTC 2007

On 8/12/07, William Munson <william_munson at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> The databases are not backwards compatible so in order to have two
> copies available you will need to save your existing database, upgrade
> and play/perfect the install and if you want to go back, delete and
> restore your backup at the same time you load the package version.
> The big "gotcha" for installing SVN on machines running package versions
> is to compile with the:
>  ./configure --prefix=/usr <your options here>
> command line rather than allowing the default of /usr/local for the prefix.
> To include the packages you need to build
> apt-get build-dep mythtv

I'll have to butt in with a comment, please don't take this as an attack:

Do NOT EVER EVER EVER simply compile something you download and make
the prefix /usr.  NEVERRRR!!!!!
If you're compiling it into /usr, you MUST MUST MUST create a dpkg out
of it.  It's not very hard (and you can probably use the specfiles
from mario's awesome packages) but is out  of the reach of some
people.  There are tools some people will pipe up with that
auto-package at least the files and TRIES for deps, but I don't
remember the name.

EVEN WORSE would be to leave the original package installed and simply
force a copy install over that.  You will be in an unsupportable

If you do NOT want to go through the hassle of building a package,
remove your old mythtv and go with /usr/local.  Or even /opt/mythtv.
But not the root packaged area.

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