[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #8986: mythfilldatabase hangs on MacOS in QFSFileEnginePrivate::nativeRead

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Sep 29 01:38:19 UTC 2010

  On 09/28/2010 12:40 AM, MythTV wrote:
> #8986: mythfilldatabase hangs on MacOS in QFSFileEnginePrivate::nativeRead
> Comment (by Andy Stevenson<lists@…>):
>   I'm using SchedulesDirect in the US, for which I believe mythfilldatabase
>   uses wget (streaming to stdout).

If wget or its execution is the issue, ideally we'd fix it by dumping 
the wget usage and downloading with one of the 
newer-than-datadirect.cpp, better, Qt-based MythTV classes that can 
handle HTTP downloads (MythDownloadManager?).  That may require adding 
cookie and/or PUT support, but I think the plan has always been to 
remove the wget usage "when we can."

I'm mentioning this in case any users want to take a stab at it.  It's 
definitely not something I would expect Nigel to do--since he's not a 
Schedules Direct user.  It's something on my TODO list, but it's still 
not very high on that list.  I'm assuming, though, it may be a higher 
priority for some Mac OS X user...  :)


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