The variable $SOURCEDIR stands for the directory where all the sources archives should be decompressed. Common directories are /usr/local/src, /usr/src and the home directory of the user.
For the DVB driver in kernel 2.6 create a symbolic link
ln -s /usr/src/linux $SOURCEDIR/DVB
For everything else, concerning the DVB driver see DVB installation.
Also the JPEG library has to be present on the system. In a normal distribution this should be the case, otherwise
cd $SOURCEDIR tar -xvzf jpegsrc.v6b.tar.gz cd jpeg-6b ./configure --prefix=/usr/local make make install ldconfig
First of all a recent version of VDR is required. There are two releases to choose from, the stable release with an even version number (like 1.2.x) and the developer release with a odd version number (like 1.3.x).
Which version is choosed depends. The developer release has more features, but for the stable release more plugins are available.
The source is decomplessed in the $SOURCEDIR and a symbolic link vo VDR is created
cd $SOURCEDIR tar -jxvf /path/to/vdr-<VERSION>.tar.bz2 ln -s vdr-<VERSION> VDR cd VDR
Now a simple
The VDR build can be customised, using one of the following option with the make command
|REMOTE=RCU||"Remote Control Unit", a purpose-build for VDR infrared receiver (see )|
|REMOTE=LIRC||"Linux Infrared Remote Control". Infrarot receiver for Linux (see )|
|VFAT=1||If the video directory is a Windows VFAT partition or should be shared via samba, this parameter is needed|
|NO_KBD=1||disables keyboard control|
With this the make command could look like this
make VFAT=1 REMOTE=LIRC
If the plugins should also be compiled, use this
make VFAT=1 REMOTE=LIRC all plugins
But see plugin installation for more information on this.
All the parameter can be put into a Make.config file in the VDR directory for convenience
cp Make.config.template Make.config $EDITOR Make.config
At first the desired directory has to be created
su mkdir /var/spool/video mkdir /var/spool/epg mkdir /etc/vdr mkdir /usr/lib/vdr
These directory are for the recordings, for the EPG data, the configuration files and for the plugins. The directory can of course be altered to the personal likings. Especially the from the video directory seperated configutation directory has the advantage of using different VDR versions with different configurations, but with one directory for the recordings.
Now the needed files must be copied over
cp vdr /usr/bin cp *.conf /etc/vdr cp PLUGINS/lib/* /usr/lib/vdr
cp svdrpsend.pl /usr/local/bin
If the manual pages are disired
gzip -c vdr.1 > /usr/man/man1/vdr.1.gz gzip -c vdr.5 > /usr/man/man5/vdr.5.gz
At startup VDR needs to know where all the file are and should go
vdr --video=/var/spool/video \ --epgfile=/var/spool/epg \ --config=/etc/vdr \ --lib=/usr/lib/vdr \ [further parameter]
For further parameters see VDR options.
VDR offers the possibility to be controlled over the network with the help of the SVDRP protokoll. In the configutation file svdrphosts.conf every host and/or network is listed that is allowed to access to VDR. Only localhost is allowed in the standard configuration.
runvdr is a start script for VDR that comes with the sources. It not only starts VDR it also starts the DVB driver and recovers all after a crash.
|||ftp://ftp.cadsoft.de/vdr/Developer||VDR download directory|
|||http://www.cadsoft.de/vdr/remote.htm||Remote Control Unit for VDR|