[mythtv-users] Upgrading to .20.0.2 using source
R. G. Newbury
newbury at mandamus.org
Sat Aug 25 21:56:41 UTC 2007
Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 08/25/2007 08:31 AM, Jon wrote:
>> On Aug 25, 2007, at 5:25 AM, Anthony Messina wrote:
>>> off topic for you, but why be impatient? axel thimm has built the new
>> Really? I didn't see them on the Atrpms website... but they're
>> there?! I would so rather just let yum do the work!
> Besides, in general, cleaning off a packaged installation and learning
> to build from source and fixing issues is quite likely to take longer
> than it takes for packages to become available. :) (A thought for
> those who are still awaiting packaged versions to become available.)
The packaged installations are usually put into /usr . That is, the
programs go into /usr/bin, the libs into /usr/lib, the docs in
If you change to SVN, the usual exhortation is to use './configure
--prefix=/usr/local' to that everything goes into /usr/local.
Clearing out the 'packaged' version is simply a matter of going into the
various /usr sub-folders and deleting the 'myth*' programs, 'libmyth*'
in the /usr/lib folder, including the mythtv subdirectory etc.
YOu can leave the stuff in /usr/share unless you want the space.
If you really want to live dangerously, you can a) download SVN, b)
amend /etc/ld.so.conf to put /usr/local/lib ahead of /usr/lib, and c)
amend root's $PATH and mythtv's $PATH to put /usr/local/bin ahead of
/usr/bin and d) amend the scripts in /etc/rc.d/init.d Then again that
might make your hair come out in bunches when you pull on it.
It *should* work, but then I think I *should* win the lottery tonight....
R. Geoffrey Newbury
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