[mythtv-users] Differences between main 0.20 tarball and Mythtvology setup

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Fri Aug 31 06:35:49 UTC 2007

On Thu, Aug 30, 2007 at 11:02:33PM -0400, Cliff Avey wrote:
> I've downloaded and built the 0.20.2 tarball and I'm almost ready to 
> install (after I make a backup of my current setup). However, I just 
> looked at the install targets in the Makefiles, and I'm wondering if I 
> need to take some extra steps. I set up my system with 0.18, using the 
> Mythtvology guide and Axel's rpm's. Looking at the Makefiles, there are 
> significant differences between the main Mythtv layout as installed by 
> the Makefiles and that installed by the rpm packages. For example, the 
> Makefile installs the 0.20 libs in /usr/local/lib and the programs in 
> /usr/local/bin, while the packages I installed put the 0.18 version of 
> libs and programs in /usr/lib and /usr/bin, respectively.

That's normal for software projects. /usr/local is for self-built
stuff and /usr for packaged.

> Should I go through by hand and delete the all 0.18 stuff?

Under /usr/local? Yes.

> If I don't, and don't set up paths or other env variables right,
> could I accidently pull in 0.18 stuff?

Not the libs, but still better to not test your luck.

> I'm not so much concerned about wasting space, but about pulling in
> the wrong thing if I have both 0.18 and 0.20 versions.  I suppose I
> could also try to uninstall the stuff with Synaptic instead of by
> hand. My package files are WAY out of date, but that probably
> doesn't matter if I just want to uninstall.

If it's a package never uninstall by hand. Always use

Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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