[mythtv] Patch nudge...

William Uther willu.mailingLists at cse.unsw.edu.au
Thu Feb 1 22:29:18 UTC 2007

On 01/02/2007, at 6:23 PM, Patrick Nichols wrote:

> On Tue, January 30, 2007 4:00 pm, William Uther wrote:
>> Sounds like a plan.  I've posted on the Aus guide mailing list asking
>> for testers.
> Aus guide mailing list?  Where?  Huh?  Fill me in please :)

I keep a list of Aus grabbers here:


Including my own here:


My grabber can grab from either/both of two sources:

Australian Community Guide (Creative Commons license):  http:// 
IceTV Commercial guide (commercial license): http://www.icetv.com.au/

The Australian Community Guide has a mailing list here: http:// 

It is that list that I posted to.  So far the response has been a  
little underwhelming (only one offer to test apart from myself).  I  
have had more responses than that, but mainly explaining why it would  
be hard for them to test.  Many of the Aus users have long ago turned  
off Myth's running of MFD and are using a randomised cron job to get  
a similar effect:


Which suggests a crontab entry of:

0 1 * * * sleep $((RANDOM % 18000)) && <whatever your download  
command is>

These users are reluctant to recompile - they've already worked  
around the problem.

It is to get rid of the need for hacks like this that I'm trying to  
get a proper fix into myth.  sigh.

Be well,

Will       :-}

* waves to everyone who was at the MythTV session at linux.conf.au *

Dr William Uther                           National ICT Australia
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Email: william.uther at nicta.com.au      University of New South Wales
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