[mythtv-users] Best distribution for MythTV

John Pilkington johnpilk222 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 09:58:35 UTC 2020

On 01/09/2020 09:24, Paul Gardiner wrote:
> 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.
FWIW I have been using Gary Buhrmaster's build script to create sets of 
rpm packages for some time now.  I wouldn't want to create additional 
demands on his time, but creating a new set of packages for, say, master 
in Fedora 31 now has the command line (perhaps after a 'git pull') :

   ... rpm ] $  ionice -c3 ./BUILD_MYTHTV_RPMS -r 

On my 10-year-old Core2duo machine that takes about 90 minutes.  I build 
there for el7 too, but there's a vpx conflict with el7/kde/plasma that 
needs minor specfile edits.  The build processes are done in clean 
environments using mock.




John P

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