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Then start a screen so that you can leave the computer (close the ssh session) easily while the compilation takes place.
Then start screen so that you can leave the computer (close the ssh session) easily while the compilation takes place.
  $ screen
  $ screen

Revision as of 21:23, 25 May 2008

This is a Tutorial to installing MythTV on a new installed Debian SID Machine.

Getting the necessary Debian Packages

Install the mysql server:

apt-get install mysql-server

Dont forget to set a mysql root user password if you haven't already done so while performing the installation:

mysqladmin -u root password yourpasswordhere

Next, we need to add 2 more sources to our sources.list:

deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ sid main 
deb-src http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ sid main

Now, get the rest of the needed packages to build myth via:

apt-get update
apt-get build-dep mythtv

Getting MythTV

Now you can get mythtv sources, but unless you have a really good reason to use the latest version from sid maybe you should just:

apt-get install mythtv

and if you want extras you can search for them with apt-cache search mythtv

Building yourself (experts)

Building from upstream

There are a few prerequisites that are needed when compiling MythTV from source.

# apt-get install libqt3-mt-mysql sudo screen libfreetype6-dev liblame-dev

MythTV recommends that you create a mythtv user to compile and configure your MythTV installation. This will prevent making mistakes that could render your computer unusable (i.e. doing a rm -rf * in the wrong directory). As root, do the following:

# useradd -m mythtv
# passwd mythtv
# visudo

Then add this line to the document (if you're in vi, press i, then type/paste the line, then press Esc, type ZZ and press return):

mythtv  ALL=(ALL) ALL

Now login (using ssh or directly on the computer) with the mythtv user and do the following:

$ mkdir mythtv_build
$ cd mythtv_build
$ svn co http://cvs.mythtv.org/svn/trunk/mythtv

This creates a folder called mythtv where the actual sources are in.

$ cd mythtv

Then start screen so that you can leave the computer (close the ssh session) easily while the compilation takes place.

$ screen

If you want to leave the computer, just press Ctlr-A then press d. The screen will disappear from the screen but continue to run in the background. The get the screen back, type

$ screen -r

and the screen will reappear.

Now compile MythTV with something like:

$ ./configure --prefix=/usr/local --enable-dvb
$ qmake PREFIX=/usr/local mythtv.pro
$ make
$ sudo make install

The configure line above is only an example. In this example, the installation is configured to be under /usr/local. If you want to put it somewhere else, you can alter the --prefix argument. Run ./configure --help to see what options are available and necessary for you.

You will need to apt-get these packages to build all the plugins:

$ sudo apt-get install libcdparanoia0-dev libmad0-dev libid3tag0-dev kdelibs4-dev libflac++-dev libxvmc-dev
$ cd ..
$ svn co http://cvs.mythtv.org/svn/trunk/mythplugins
$ cd mythplugins
$ ./configure --prefix=/usr/local
$ qmake mythplugins.pro
$ make
$ sudo make install

Finally, you can build the themes using

$ cd ..
$ svn co http://cvs.mythtv.org/svn/trunk/myththemes
$ cd myththemes
$ ./configure --prefix=/usr/local
$ make
$ sudo make install

MythWeb is really nice to have, and you can install it like so:

$ cd ..
$ sudo cp -r mythplugins/mythweb /var/www/

You may need to edit the configuration file

$ sudo nano /var/www/mythweb/mythweb.conf.apache

change <Directory "/var/www/html" > to <Directory "/var/www/mythweb" >

Next you will need to copy the configuration file to the httpd

$ sudo cp /var/www/mythweb/mythweb.conf.apache /etc/apache/conf.d/mythweb.conf

You then need to make sure your web server can write to the 'data' directory in mythweb

$ sudo chgrp -R www-data /var/www/mythweb/data
$ sudo chmod g+rw /var/www/mythweb/data
$ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Building from packaged source

If you include the following two lines in /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org sid main
deb-src http://www.debian-multimedia.org sid main

then you can use the usual

apt-get source mythtv mythplugins myththemes

to retrieve Christian Marillat's source packages, followed by (as superuser)

apt-get build-dep mythtv mythplugins myththemes

to setup the build dependencies. Now you can build with the usual

dpkg-buildpackage -uc -b -rfakeroot

as usual (in each of the three created directories).

Creating the database

Now create the database..

  mysql --user=root --password < /usr/share/mythtv/sql/mc.sql

Starting MythTV

Now you can setup mythbackend via mythtv-setup (there you will be prompted to seleted the user and password to access the database: use user root and the password you have selected earlier).