How to install MythTV and MySQL

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neRok
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How to install MythTV and MySQL

Post by neRok » 23. Mar 2010, 04:52

hi, i made up a page for the wiki on installing mythtv, it took me 3 goes (i use virtual computers to test lol), so thought i better write it down.
http://www.salixos.org/wiki/index.php/H ... all_MythTV
it needs some finishing off at the end on how to auto start it etc, i havent done this before so havent sussed it yet.

i also made one up for installing/configuring MySQL, because thats half the drama i was having.
http://www.salixos.org/wiki/index.php/H ... tall_MySQL

i am noob at linux but doing those made it work, but if you know a better way than please tell.

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Re: How to install MythTV and MySQL

Post by thenktor » 23. Mar 2010, 13:28

Thanks for the howtos.

One thing:
If you want to be able to easily uninstall later, for example to update to new set of fixes, use "checkinstall" rather than "make install". "checkinstall" identifies all files installed by a "make install", creates a Slackware package with those files and adds it to the installed packages database, allowing for easy package removal or distribution. "checkinstall" will prompt for a package description, and then you must supply a version number by following the prompts.
Please take a look to some SLKBUILD files how this can be done:
mkdir /tmp/myth-package
make DESTDIR=/tmp/myth-package install
cd /tmp/myth-package
makepkg ../mythtv-1.2.3-i486-1test.txz
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Re: How to install MythTV and MySQL

Post by neRok » 23. Mar 2010, 23:10

ah, i tried that checkinstall and it didnt work (forgot to remove text from wiki), it must be a specific command to debian/ubuntu. i will try your suggestion, see how i go.

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Re: How to install MythTV and MySQL

Post by gapan » 24. Mar 2010, 08:30

Nobody should be using checkinstall anymore. It's old and unmaintained, it has many problems and nobody bothers to fix them. An alternative could be src2pkg (http://www.src2pkg.net/). I read good things about it, but I haven't really tried it myself.
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