My Media System (MMS) is a slim, easy and free Media Center for Linux. After a very long release candidate phase (RC1-9), is MMS 1.1.0 about raring to go. I’m personally running my MMS 1.1.0 on a Fedora8, what hasn’t been easy in the past, since the main focus seems to be on Debian, or Debian based systems like Ubuntu. I’ve been told recently, that there is also a binary package in the Mandriva repository. Well – didn’t know that.
Anyway – this HOWTO describes how you can install MMS 1.1.0 on a freshly installed and updated Fedora9 (32bit). As soon as Fedora10 is stable, I’ll report back about it, too. But first here’s my system, I’ve used for this article:
Linux fedora9 188.8.131.52-37.fc9.i686 #1 SMP Wed Nov 12 18:56:28 EST 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Fedora release 9 (Sulphur)
And since we don’t have rpm’s at hand, this HOWTO is about building MMS from the repository sources.
1) Get Fedora9, install and update it
2) Add Livna to your repositories:
rpm -i http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-9.rpm
3) Install packages needed for the MMS build process
yum install imlib2-devel pcre-devel
yum install gcc-c++ ncurses-devel sqlite-devel taglib-devel
yum install xine-lib-devel SDL-devel inotify-tools-devel libtool bzr
yum install python-devel lirc-devel xine
4) Get MMS-1.1.0 latest sources: http://mms.mymediasystem.net/mms110/nightly-snapshot/
wget in folder
/usr/local/src. See this example, and be sure to update the number to the latest available one.
5) Create a directory and untar.
tar xfvz mms-1.1.0-1977-brz.tgz
6) Configure MMS to your needs. This is just an example like I use it for me. Use “.
/configure --help” to see all available switches.
./configure --disable-inotify --disable-ffmpeg-thumb --enable-clock --enable-notify-area --enable-weather --enable-game --enable-tv --enable-res-switch --enable-lirc --enable-opengl --enable-python --enable-debug