[mythtv-users] Latest svn builds segfaulting

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Fri Mar 30 21:50:46 UTC 2007

Willy Boyd wrote:
> On 3/30/07, William Munson <william_munson at bellsouth.net> wrote:
>> 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
>> difference.
> Since others will be reading this, I would just like to personally
> recommend *against* doing just that.  There are good reasons for
> "standards" like building into /usr/local, especially when mixing
> user-compiled code with pre-built packages.  Unless you're very
> careful (as I'm sure you are), you stand a greater chance of messing
> up your environment when you start installing custom code over
> packaged binaries which normally like in /usr.  Sure, a common mistake
> is to have the old libs hanging around in /usr, but that's why you
> remove the older myth packages as well and keep things separate.  Once
> you start mixing things in the same bowl you get even more unexpected
> results.  /usr is for system packages, /usr/local is for user-compiled
> binaries and libs.

And further to the above, if you ensure that /usr/local is listed before 
  /usr in your PATH and /usr/local/lib before /usr/lib in ld.so.conf, 
the two versions can co-exist peacefully, to the extent that you can try 
the SVN version without touching your present installation. If the SVN 
crashes, you need only delete /all usr/locla/bin/myth* and 
/usr/local/lib/libmyth* files to revert. BTDT

You do have to remember to run depmod and ldconfig before cranking 
things up,

Regarding WHY the newer version segfaults: you are using, I think at DVB 
card of some sort. On a forum at silicondust, for the HdHomeRun unit, it 
has been posted that SVN 12619 broe k(sic!)  omething for DVB-type 
recorders but that 12618 works....This appears to be true. I am running 
my mythbox, with HD3000 card on 12618 and do not have problems.

Presently playing with the HdHomeRun on the laptop with SVN 13142 and it 
appears to work....but I am not sure abouit recordings yet.


BTW: Love the HdHomerRun....the documentation is obscure but the unit 
works fine under myth...I can't get it to work with vlc, but that's just 
for play!


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