[mythtv-users] Latest svn builds segfaulting

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Mar 30 22:18:53 UTC 2007

On 03/30/2007 05:50 PM, R. G. Newbury wrote:
> Willy Boyd wrote:
>> 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.

And then delete your database...  And don't forget that all machines on 
your network need to run the same revision of 


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