[mythtv-users] Compiling on Ubuntu Feisty - Thankyou

Bruce Nordstrand brucen at ksl.com.au
Fri Aug 17 00:38:31 UTC 2007

William Munson wrote:
> Bruce Nordstrand wrote:
>> William Munson wrote:
>>> Bruce Nordstrand wrote:
>>>> Thanks to all that replied on my issues with compiling on Ubuntu Feisty. 
>>>> All is working now (to a point) with a few niggly issues.
>>>> I did cheat somewhat and first installed the package version to get all 
>>>> the desktop stuff, auto login, auto start etc in place, then went ahead 
>>>> and compiled from source. I then moved all the package generated files 
>>>> out of the way and changed all the calls to my new compiled version. 
>>>> Everything Myth wise is working nicely. Once i get my remote back to how 
>>>> I want it and kill off the screensaver I will be extra happy.
>>>> Thanks again
>>>> Cheers
>>>> Bruce
>>> Not sure what you mean about changing the links. The process you should 
>>> have followed is as follows:
>>> Uninstall the package version with your package remover.
>>> Compile the svn with ./configure --prefix=/usr <your options>
>>> Do a make install to install the new version.
>>> Configure themes with the same prefix. Do make/make install.
>>> Configure plugins with same prefix plus your options.
>>> Do make/make install.
>>> Restart the backend and any frontends and you should be running svn. You 
>>> will need to manually install mythweb. Read the docs.
>> Hi Bill
>> That is what I did originally and it royally screwed everything up in a 
>> big way. Don't really know what the packages put where but deinstalling 
>> the mythfiles dragged alot of other things out of the mix.
>> This time round I got everything working first via packages, then 
>> compiled. Before doing anything else, I moved all the package files to 
>> different obscure directories, modified files like ld.so.conf, redid 
>> ldconfig etc and double-triple checked the location of every myth 
>> related file. Once I was sure that there was absolutely no chance of the 
>> make stage finding anything it shouldn't, I shut down the backend and 
>> frontend, then went ahead with the rest of the compile steps. Once that 
>> finished I modified the startup scripts to point to my new files, 
>> pressed the button and everything came up with the new version. Did the 
>> same with the plugins and themes.
>> I know this was a strange way to do things but I needed to do it fast 
>> inbetween recording schedules or my wife would have killed me and fed me 
>> to the dogs. If I get a lull in whats going on and I can learn more 
>> about desktops etc, I will do yet another install which will be done the 
>> "right" way.
>> Cheers
>> Bruce
> Unless I dont understand what you are doing it would appear that you 
> compiled your plugins against the 0.20 release rather than SVN. Did you 
> install mythtv before compiling your plugins or after? If after, just 
> recompile them against the installed svn code and your issues should go 
> away.
> Bill
Hi Bill

I know I have done this a strange way but it has all worked out in the 
end. Everything has been compiled against SVN as it was a quickfire 
install of SVN due to time restraints. Before I did any "make" steps on 
mythtv I did the file moving thing. Once that was up and running I then 
moved to myththemes to get it looking right. Once happy, I compiled the 
plugins and all went surprisingly well (for me doing a compile install!)

The "issues" I speak of are more related to getting things back how they 
were. The remote for example had a customised lircrc and it is just a 
case of redoing the standard-ish one. The screensaver is a throwback 
from the package install which is a little different than my Edgy 
install in as much as I cannot open a terminal like I could before. I 
now have VNC running so will work on the screensaver today.

Bottom line is that SWMBO is very happy with this install as it works a 
little better than all the ones I have done. With her happy, my life is 
so much easier :)


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