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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)