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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.

0) I installed FreeBSD from the DVD. Standard install, Devel + X-Windows package set, ports package management, MBR,

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 minimise un-necessary root commands. 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, mysql and qt:

cd /usr/ports/audio/lame
sudo make install
cd /usr/ports/databases/mysql50-client
sudo make install
cd /usr/ports/devel/qt4
sudo make install

In the first Qt options screen, enable SQL_PLUGINS and TOOLS. Just use the defaults in all the other options. If you want to run a backend on your FreeBSD machine, install mysql50-server instead of mysql50-client. A later version (mysql51 or mysql60) should be OK, too. It might be possible to install some lesser qt4 packages (e.g. qt4-corelib, qt4-moc, qt4-qt3support) but Nigel hasn't explored how yet.

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