[mythtv-users] Best distribution for MythTV
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Tue Sep 1 10:25:13 UTC 2020
On 01/09/2020 10:58, John Pilkington wrote:
> On 01/09/2020 09:24, Paul Gardiner wrote:
>> On 01/09/2020 09:14, jam wrote:
>>>> 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.
>> 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.
That's interesting. I wonder if I could fork that and convert it to
OpenSUSE. Maybe I don't need to change distros.
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