[mythtv-users] Upgrading to .20.0.2 using source

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Sat Aug 25 21:56:41 UTC 2007

Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 08/25/2007 08:31 AM, Jon wrote:
>> On Aug 25, 2007, at 5:25 AM, Anthony Messina wrote:
>>> off topic for you, but why be impatient?  axel thimm has built the new
>>> packages.
>> Really? I didn't see them on the Atrpms website... but they're  
>> there?! I would so rather just let yum do the work!
> Besides, in general, cleaning off a packaged installation and learning
> to build from source and fixing issues is quite likely to take longer
> than it takes for packages to become available.  :)  (A thought for
> those who are still awaiting packaged versions to become available.)

The packaged installations are usually put into /usr . That is, the 
programs go into /usr/bin, the libs into /usr/lib, the docs in 
/usr/share etc.

If you change to SVN, the usual exhortation is to use './configure 
--prefix=/usr/local' to that everything goes into /usr/local.

Clearing out the 'packaged' version is simply a matter of going into the 
various /usr sub-folders and deleting the 'myth*' programs, 'libmyth*' 
in the /usr/lib folder, including the mythtv subdirectory etc.
YOu can leave the stuff in /usr/share unless you want the space.

If you really want to live dangerously, you can a) download SVN, b) 
amend /etc/ld.so.conf to put /usr/local/lib ahead of /usr/lib, and c) 
amend root's $PATH and mythtv's $PATH to put /usr/local/bin ahead of 
/usr/bin and d) amend the scripts in /etc/rc.d/init.d  Then again that 
might make your hair come out in bunches when you pull on it.

It *should* work, but then I think I *should* win the lottery tonight....


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