[mythtv-users] Question about testing a patch

Harry Devine lifter89 at comcast.net
Sun Dec 13 22:43:21 UTC 2009

Harry Devine wrote:
> OK, so I have the latest Mythbuntu 0.22-fixes auto-build installed 
> (22954 I think; I'm not @ home to verify), and I downloaded the latest 
> trunk (22970) to look around the code.  I have an idea for an 
> improvement (at least 1 I'd like to see).  I was looking at the code 
> and I have an idea on what I need to do, but I've never compiled Myth 
> from source before.  So, I have a few questions:
> 1) When I upgraded to Mythbuntu 9.10 and 0.22, should the required 
> development tools already be installed for me?
> 2) My system is the 64 bit version.  Does the Wiki have the steps 
> documented on how to compile from source?  The ./configure step, 
> etc.?  Should I see what my existing mythbackend and mythfrontend were 
> compiled with using --version so I can setup the configure script 
> properly?
> 3) Since I don't want to reinstall everything, can I check out the 
> same version from SVN that's on my system?  Then, can I stop 
> mythbackend, rename the executable, and put the new one in its place?  
> The code is in the backend only from what I can tell.  Is this 
> sufficient?
> 4) After I (hopefully) test the change, I assume I can submit the 
> updated code to the developers in Trac somehow, right?
> Thanks for any help.  Please go easy on me, its my 1st attempt at 
> trying to implement a patch.
> Harry
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