[mythtv-users] Question about testing a patch

Chris Ribe chrisribe at gmail.com
Wed Dec 16 06:12:51 UTC 2009

On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 9:40 PM, Harry Devine <lifter89 at comcast.net> wrote:

> Chris Ribe wrote:
>>    Thanks!  I checked out the revision.  Before I change anything I
>>    want to try a base compile to work out any bugs.  I ran
>>    mythbackend --version to get the compiled in options. Here's my
>>    output:
>>    hdevine at hdevine-desktop:~/mythtv-0-22/mythtv$ mythbackend --version
>>    Please include all output in bug reports.
>>    MythTV Version   : 22957
>>    MythTV Branch    : branches/release-0-22-fixes
>>    Network Protocol : 50
>>    Library API      : 0.22.20091023-1
>>    QT Version       : 4.5.2
>>    Options compiled in:
>>    linux profile using_oss using_alsa using_pulse using_jack
>>    using_backend using_dvb using_firewire using_frontend
>>    using_glx_proc_addr_arb using_hdhomerun using_hdpvr using_iptv
>>    using_ivtv using_joystick_menu using_libfftw3 using_lirc
>>    using_mheg using_opengl_video using_opengl_vsync using_qtwebkit
>>    using_v4l using_x11 using_xrandr using_xv using_xvmc
>>    using_xvmc_vld using_xvmcw using_bindings_perl
>>    using_bindings_python using_opengl using_vdpau
>>    using_ffmpeg_threads using_libavc_5_3 using_live using_mheg
>>    Can I assume that I need --enable-??? for each option?  Or are
>>    some of them on by default?  I couldn't really tell from the
>>    ./configure help screen.
>>  Almost all of them will be enabled by default if you have the necessary
>> library headers installed.  You will probably need to install the -dev
>> versions of a number of libraries before this is the case.  This can
>> generally be accomplished by using aptitude to find and install the
>> appropriate packages.  For example, to enable libfftw3, you will need to
>> install libfftw3-dev.  You can get an idea of what you need to install by
>> running ./configure and seeing what gets enabled.
>> -chris
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> Thanks.  I just tried and got the error "qmake for Qt4 not found.  Please
> specify the correct qmake with --qmake=".  I'm trying to get to the Wiki now
> to see if it has any info but it must be down.  It keeps timing out on me.
>  Is there any documentation (other than "check the dev-list") that loosely
> lists what should be installed to compile from source?  I see lots of people
> saying "I compile all the time", but I've yet to see a decisive "here's what
> you need".
> Thanks,
> Harry

There is probably a list of dependencies out there somewhere, but I don't
know where.  I'd check the README files in the source if you haven't
already.  You may be able to solve your problem by running  "aptitude
build-dep mythtv" though.  Sorry I didn't think of that yesterday.

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