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Old 09-25-2008, 06:42 PM   #1
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Installing Mythtv in slackware 12.1

I am at a loss as to how to handle the install of mythtv in slackware 12.1.

I am in the process of attempting to establish the functionality with slackware that I have with suse 11.0. I have managed much - including a working install of mysql, moneydance, passwordDragon - but without fully understanding what I was doing.

I have downloaded the following files from
"slackware-12.1/multimedia/mythtv/20080521" but am at a loss as to how to properly handle these files.


I would greatly appreciate some pointers - even a link to some doc's that a brain-dead mvs system programming retiree can understand,

Gary (retired, and older than dirt)
Old 09-25-2008, 07:39 PM   #2
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Looks like these are from slackbuilds?

Download slackbuilds for the three myth programs to build packages (*.tgz). Maybe you already did this. Then install packages. Easiest is with kpackage in kde but can also use installpkg and pkgtool I think. Read up on these.

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Old 09-26-2008, 10:28 AM   #3
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I have 3 boxes running myth on 12.0. I built my own packages from source. For basic functionality the only dependency you need is LAME (assuming you did a full install), so it's not very difficult to build it yourself. I had wrote my own scripts to start mythbackend but I believe that there are scripts for slackware now in the contrib directory. Out of the plugins I only use mythvideo.

If you would like mythfrontend to startup automatically under KDE enable the auto-login functionality and edit /etc/kde/kdm/Xstartup.

I can help anyone that needs any more specific info.
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now that i have a uberninja-pc (i920 + 4870 x 2) and perfectly working with drivers and all on 12.2 i would like to get mythtv working but it seems it still can't build on kde4 am i right?
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As far as I know the latest Mythtv-Version on svn 0.22 needs qt4 packages, so I guess this one should build under kde4.

But anyway, you don't need kde at all. I have mythtv running on a box with only xserver and xfce.



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