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On the Operating system page, there are links to other peoples' pages about running/installing MythTV on freeBSD, but as far as Nigel can tell, they are for MythTV-0.21 and don't help with Qt4, or MythTV trunk. These steps should help anyone on FreeBSD 7.2.

1) I am behind a proxy server, so as root I edited /etc/make.conf and added a line like:


2) Install sudo, because I try to only do the minimum number of commands as root. As root, do:

cd /usr/ports/security/sudo
make install

and add a user privilege specification for yourself. I just copied the root ALL one.

3) Install the pre-requisites; lame and qt:

cd /usr/ports/audio/lame
sudo make install
cd /usr/ports/devel/qt4-corelib
sudo make install
cd /usr/ports/databases/qt4-mysql-plugin
sudo make install

4) Install subversion:

cd /usr/ports/devel/subversion
sudo make install

(I also exited ~/.subversion/servers and added a proxy)

5) Download the source code, configure, make:

svn co mythtv
cd mythtv
./configure --extra-cflags=-I/usr/local/include --extra-ldflags=-L/usr/local/lib
sudo make install