[mythtv-users] MythPlugins from source problem

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Wed Aug 29 21:57:10 UTC 2007

Joe Borne wrote:
>> Brad DerManouelian wrote:
>>> On Aug 28, 2007, at 8:05 AM, Joe Borne wrote:
>>>> I'm attempting to go to the SVN version of MythTV on my Fed Core 6
>>>> box. I have successfully compiled mythtv, but the plugins won't
>> compile.
>>>> Running "svn st http://svn.mythtv.org/svn/trunk/mythplugins" gives the
>>>> message that the current version is not a working copy.
>>>> I followed the compile and install from svn instructions on the wiki,
>>>> so I'm thinking maybe I cam grabbing from the wrong source tree maybe?
>>>> I'd really like to go to SVN in order to get SD and several other
>>>> improvements.
>>>> Can anyone help? Perhaps a nice little HOWTO from someone who's done
>>>> it, on getting SVN installed in order to use SD would be nice.
>>> You need to install mythtv (not just compile) before trying to compile
>>> the plugins. Did you do that first?
>> "svn st http://svn.mythtv.org/svn/trunk/mythplugins" does not check out
>> the code, it checks the status.
>> You need 'svn co  http:........mythtv' and the same for mythplugins and
>> myththemes.
>> Then cd mythtv, run configure, then make, then make install. Do all that
>> before attempting to make plugins or themes.
>> The previously required step 'qmake mythtv.pro' has been added as the
>> last line of configure.
>> Complete scripts to do this are given at the bottom of the wiki page
>> Installing Mythtv SVN on Fedora Core (in Howto). The scripts will work
>> on basically any distribution. Other sections, such as auto-starting
>> mythbackend are fedora specific.

> Actually, that is the frustrating thing. After the first suggestion that I
> install mythtv first before configuring and making mythplugins, I did so.
> The error I posted was after that.

The default prefix in SVN is /usr/local. So the make install of mythtv 
should have put libmyth(etc) in /usr/local/lib. If that folder is not in 
  ld.so.conf, then ldconfig will not find it and gcc will not find it 
when you compile mythplugins. That is why you must install mythtv before 
making the plugins.

> So I did a clean configure/qmake/make/make install of mythtv and I did the
> same for myththemes. I then ran configure, qmake and make for mythplugins. I
> am still getting the "/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lmyth-0.20.1" error. A find
> for "*lmyth-0.20.1*" turns up nothing.

Sounds like you need to edit ld.so.conf and re-run ldconfig. Although 
find should have found it, unless you made a mistake on the command 
line, which is easy to do with find. I find 'find' finicky...

 > I have noticed that qmake is nowhere to be found on my system and the 
> command returns no feedback. I was assuming that perhaps it's simply a
> function of the qt suite, but perhaps therein lies the problem. Searches for
> how to install qmake have turned up very little in google.

qmake mythtv.pro does not return any output. Or are you saying that 
there is no program file called qmake on the system?

If not, try browsing the Fedora Everything repo, or equivalent...I am 
unable to suggest anything else if yum etc does not work.


> Any ideas?
> Thanks for the help.
              R. Geoffrey Newbury			

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