[mythtv-users] Question about testing a patch
lifter89 at comcast.net
Sun Dec 13 22:43:21 UTC 2009
Harry Devine wrote:
> OK, so I have the latest Mythbuntu 0.22-fixes auto-build installed
> (22954 I think; I'm not @ home to verify), and I downloaded the latest
> trunk (22970) to look around the code. I have an idea for an
> improvement (at least 1 I'd like to see). I was looking at the code
> and I have an idea on what I need to do, but I've never compiled Myth
> from source before. So, I have a few questions:
> 1) When I upgraded to Mythbuntu 9.10 and 0.22, should the required
> development tools already be installed for me?
> 2) My system is the 64 bit version. Does the Wiki have the steps
> documented on how to compile from source? The ./configure step,
> etc.? Should I see what my existing mythbackend and mythfrontend were
> compiled with using --version so I can setup the configure script
> 3) Since I don't want to reinstall everything, can I check out the
> same version from SVN that's on my system? Then, can I stop
> mythbackend, rename the executable, and put the new one in its place?
> The code is in the backend only from what I can tell. Is this
> 4) After I (hopefully) test the change, I assume I can submit the
> updated code to the developers in Trac somehow, right?
> Thanks for any help. Please go easy on me, its my 1st attempt at
> trying to implement a patch.
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