[mythtv-users] Do you build mythtv from source, and why?

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Tue Mar 29 20:30:56 UTC 2011

On 3/29/2011 15:46, jedi wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 03:18:59PM -0400, Jarod Wilson wrote:
>> On Mar 29, 2011, at 10:27 AM, Frans Grotepass wrote:
>>> On Tue, 29 Mar 2011 10:47:58 +1100
>>> Jean-Yves Avenard<jyavenard at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>>> As for compilation flags; in these days and age; I doubt you would
>>>> notice the difference performance wise following *tweaks* on the
>>>> compiler
>>> Is that so? The Atom that is often used in MythTV, a light weight
>>> processor with a rich instruction set with many extensions for
>>> multimedia processing should benefit by it. It is specifically in this
>>> day and age with more extensive instruction sets that sticking with
>>> just the i386 instruction set wastes the functionality.
>> You're already Doing it Wrong(tm) if you're still running i386 and
>> care that much about instruction set.
>     There is an entire distribution based on the idea that you can't really
> trust the distribution to build your stuff with all of the right settings
> and more subtle tweaks you might want in order to get the most out of your
> own hardware.

The idea for that distribution is to let the user have full control of 
their system, and provide tools to make it easy to do so.  Using that to 
'squeeze every last bit of power out' was never the intent, and 
generally just ends up causing problems for everyone involved.  I'm 
saying this as a long time and current user of said distribution.

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