[mythtv-users] Best distribution for MythTV

Paul Gardiner lists at glidos.net
Tue Sep 1 08:24:05 UTC 2020

On 01/09/2020 09:14, jam wrote:
>> [snip]
>> I have wondered about creating my own packages. If building from source is really that problem free, perhaps building packages wouldn't be that hard. I have altered source packages before as a workaround, but not tried building my own from scratch.
> Although building your own packages is ‘quite’ easy, you need to create a spec file and maybe rename your source dir.
> Getting someones src rpm is a good intro but I find, in general, the spec files included are gravely complicated. They need not be. There are a number of rpm building tutorials.
> For me I do not bother building rpm for mythtv (although I do for other packages), a simple make install does all.
> James

That's partly what has put me off. I saw the complexity of other 
people's spec files and thought it might be unavoidable. Sounds like I 
should at least give it a try. I guess use of the build service is out: 
I think things like mythtv are prohibited.

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