Installing MythTV SVN on Debian Sid
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
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 a screen so that you can leave the computer (close the ssh session) easily while the compilation takes place.
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
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).