[mythtv-users] Latest svn builds segfaulting

William Munson william_munson at bellsouth.net
Fri Mar 30 20:23:43 UTC 2007

Dom H wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been running an svn build of myth for a while now on 
> frontend/backend. Decided to update to the latest myth, backed up my 
> DB and did an svn update on both machines and built myth. Problem is, 
> nearly every time I attempt to watch a recording it segfaults.
> 2007-03-30 19:14:15.517 TV: Changing from None to WatchingPreRecorded
> 2007-03-30 19:14:15.504 AFD: Opened codec 0x85b6900, id(MPEG2VIDEO) 
> type(Video)
> 2007-03-30 19:14:15.519 AFD: Opened codec 0x85c63e0, id(MP3) type(Audio)
> 2007-03-30 19:14:15.519 AFD: Opened codec 0x8431970, id(DVB_SUBTITLE) 
> type(Subtitle)
> 2007-03-30 19:14:15.519 AFD: Opened codec 0x85bb6b0, id(MP3) type(Audio)
> Segmentation fault (core dumped)
> I've tried revisions 13150, 13130,13100, all the same problem.
> I'm now attempting to revert back to the version I was running 
> previously but I don't know which svn revision I built from as I did 
> an svn update on both machines. All I have to go on is a db schema of 
> 1165. How can I find out the correct revision to build OR any ideas 
> why myth is segfaulting when I attempt to watch recordings on the 
> later svn releases?
One common mistake people make when switching to SVN is compiling into 
default setting of /usr/local. The prebuilt packages load into /usr so 
you will need to either recompile with --prefix=/usr or manually delete 
all the old libraries. Personally I prefer to build into /usr.  Another 
thing I do is to disable all the features I do not need. Seems to make a 

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