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The FreeBSD port for mythtv 0.22 has already been updated so I think it is better to suggest using this instead. Because it contains some fixes to known compile problems on FreeBSD and is more accurate. Any objections? --Decke 13:46, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

  • There is nothing wrong with suggesting a port as the preferred solution, but that's not a good reason to remove the compile instructions. If there is a patch that needs applying, it should be made available, or better still, should be submitted to trac so that the code compiles cleanly without any system-specific hacks.
  • I wouldn't remove the instructions if they were correct but in fact they aren't. They are not complete (missing gmake, freetype2), recommend a very problematic way of building which causes troubles (--extra-cflags=-I/usr/local/include --extra-ldflags=-L/usr/local/lib) and i'm sure it confuses users more than the port. How do i know? I've updated the FreeBSD port since 0.21 and did a lot of testing and fixing thanks to various FreeBSD users. The patches for 0.22 are all available in the FreeBSD Port and i will submit them soon to get the missing ones commited. --Decke 18:45, 11 January 2010 (UTC)
    • In that case it would be appropriate to update the build instructions such that they are correct. We quite frequently request that people apply patches, modify configure options, etc. in our troubleshooting process, the user needs to be able to do so. Again, please do add how to install the port, but please submit your modifications (as we cannot officially provide support otherwise) and update the build process.