[mythtv-users] Has anyone tried myth/bsd/powerpc64?

Larry Finger Larry.Finger at lwfinger.net
Mon Jul 30 17:52:13 UTC 2012

On 07/29/2012 11:27 PM, Leigh Anthony wrote:
> Hello All,
> I was hoping to put an G5 dual-cpu box to use rather than throw it out.  With OSX support pretty much gone for non-intel boxes I was hoping to use BSD.  The Myth FreeBSD port (9.1) says its intel-only, but I wondered if anyone had actually tried compiling from scratch on power.  I'm getting stuck with lame not being recognised as installed and OpenCV is being pulled in and failing to compile (wrong compiler flags somewhere are failing to not a 64bit cpu).
> I'm only after the backend (pairing with HDHR).
> Otherwise its off to debian-ppc (which buildbot says compiles ok) which I approach with fear and trepidation after a rather chaotic mythbuntu/i386 experience.

I cannot help you with MythTV on PPC architecture, but I found that Mint PPC, 
which is Debian-based, works a lot better on a G4 laptop than did the distro 
from Debian. I was dual-booting with OSX, but something got hosed on that side, 
and I have minimal interest in fixing the problem.


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