[mythtv] which to install packages or compile?
Joseph A. Caputo
jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Mon Sep 8 11:22:10 EDT 2003
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> [mailto:mythtv-dev-bounces at mythtv.org]On Behalf Of Pete Mistich
> Sent: Sunday, September 07, 2003 3:44 PM
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> Subject: [mythtv] which to install packages or compile?
> ok trying to decide which to install rpms or compile. I've
> installed the
> rpms once and seemed to be ok but when i went to compile mythnews
> it was in
> a different directory.
> what does everyone else suggest! is there any major
> differences in the
> rpms and the compile?
IMHO, if you plan on ever doing *anything* with the Myth source (compiling a
new Myth module, etc), then build from source to begin with. The rpms are
not really built with the ability to compile other modules from source in
mind. Also, building new modules usually requires as they appear (like
mythnews) usually requires a recent CVS grab anyway. Use pre-packaged
stable releases if you (a) only want the latest stable release & not the
'bleeding edge' or (b) never plan on compiling any aspect of Myth.
Just my 2 cents.
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