So, I have a TiVo hr10-250 and was having problems with tivovbi dumping cores in weird ways. After failing to find a working linux binary that ran on my FreeBSD box, I decided to build the tools myself.

People here might be interested in the blog post I wrote about it:
I think many of these issues may pose problems if anybody were to try to rebuild it on a modern system, regardless of the flavor of that system, so I thought I'd share it here.