[mythtv] A few experiences building MythTV

Jens Lohmann-Hansen mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Sun, 15 Sep 2002 13:03:29 +0200


here's a few things that needed itching before mythtv was built on my

I have a RedHat 7.3 "install everything" linux. So:
- The created Makefile's somehow all refer to freetype2 in CFLAGS. I hacked
all of the makefiles manually to refer to freetype1, and added
a -I/usr/include/freetype1 to INCPATH's. (Freetype1 is installed on RedHat
7.3 with "install everything"). I suggest that the build files choose
freetype1 if available since that's what is needed by mythtv.
- To test if the mc.sql script creates what it should create you either have
to create a unix account "mythtv" or grant yourself rights to the stuff in
the mythconverg database ("grant all on mythconverg.* to
<username>@localhost identified by <some password used by mysql>;"). Then a
"mysqlshow mythconverg" on the prompt is possible.

Other things:

There's no explanation of what the produced binaries do; I figure mythtv is
the "core" application, and mythfrontend is the nice menu around it (pretty,
btw.). What about the rest?

Once I get this MythTV running I think I'll look into them Makefiles. If
someone has an idea of wher to begin, don't hesitate to pass a word on it.