[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #9348: osx-packager - make preparing MythAVTest & MythWelcome optional

Marc Tousignant myrdhn at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 06:09:40 UTC 2010

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From: mythtv-dev-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-dev-bounces at mythtv.org]
On Behalf Of Robert McNamara
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 10:56 PM
To: Development of MythTV
Subject: Re: [mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #9348: osx-packager - make
preparing MythAVTest & MythWelcome optional

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 7:46 PM, Craig Treleaven <ctreleaven at cogeco.ca>
> For the record, the patch is about making it _optional_ to build all 3 app
bundles.  I've been trying to debug building the plugins** and it helped me
to not have to build and delete three apps before the next go round.  And
the time savings sure didn't hurt.

I'm aware of that.  But we don't permit users to cut out core apps,
mythwelcome and mythavtest included, on any platform.  Adding extra
compile flags to one platform only makes things more difficult to
troubleshoot.  Building mythwelcome and mythavtest are a trivial
portion of building myth, and aside from that, are a random set of
things to build or not build.  In short, it's just not okay.


I believe this same discussion was had regarding gentoo years ago. There was
once a special ebuild that only built the frontend portion of mythtv.
However the devs chose to not support issues caused by this because they
only occurred when you only build the frontend and not the entire package.
Thus the reason why said ebuild nolonger exists.


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