[mythtv] DVB + ./configure

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Mon Jul 9 11:27:24 UTC 2007

Daniel Kristjansson wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-07-08 at 16:38 -0400, R. G. Newbury wrote:
>>> Daniel Kristjansson wrote:
>>>> Does anyone object to me making ./configure default to
>>>> enabling DVB when it finds the DVB headers?
>>>> This was disabled by default because some old DVB headers
>>>> would break the compile, but kernels with working headers
>>>> have been shipping for two years now.
> <snip>
>> And anything which a computer can reasonably do, it should do. One of 
>> those things is looking for the headers, and not forcing the user to 
>> spelunk the unexplored corners of /usr/.....
> The configure script has looked for the headers for years, the
> problem was that the headers used to include some other headers
> which sometimes included some other headers which sometimes included
> some other headers which on certain systems eventually
> broke the compile. Also when there were headers which allowed
> MythTV to compile they often didn't include support for ATSC
> cards, so most of our DVB driver using userbase would compile
> it, ignore the compile and run time warnings, and then report
> a nonexistent bug. Checking for this in the configure script
> would have essentially meant compiling MythTV within
> the ./configure script which doesn't fall into the 'reasonable'
> bin for me :) In theory, a test application could have been
> developed that we could have compiled instead, but this didn't
> seem like a good use of our time.
Understood. I had not considered the 'includes of includes of includes' 
poison aspect. Not thinking far enough ahead of the curve...and speeding 
at the same time!!!


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