Compiling MythTV 0.19 for Ubuntu Dapper

I’ve been finding that MythTV is really unreliable after dist-upgrading from Breezy to Dapper. In fact, it’s been crashing six or seven times a day, which has been really annoying. I figured I though therefore bight the bullet and upgrade to the latest stable version of MythTV. I was previously running a SVN snapshot because it fixed a couple of bugs I was having when I first installed Myth.

Installation was pretty easy. First, grab the one or two libraries you’re missing and that the configure script doesn’t necessarily detect the dependency for properly:

    sudo apt-get install mesa-common-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libglu1-mesa-dev \
    libqt3-mt-dev libqt4-dev mesa-common-dev qt3-apps-dev libglu1-mesa fftw3 \
    fftw3-dev libsdl1.2-dev festival festival-dev libdvdread3 libdvdread3-dev

And then the usual configure, make, make install in the mythtv and mythplugins directories.