[mythtv] Possible configure option to disable dbus / udisks?

Tom Dexter digitalaudiorock at gmail.com
Mon Sep 4 18:49:19 UTC 2017

Hi. First of all, thanks a million for the work of all the devs. I've
been enjoying mythtv for over 10 years now!

I'm running my frontend/backend under Gentoo. For some time I've been
compiling both without any dbus (or qtdbus) and with no udisks
installed, though with dvd support enabled, and it works fine for my
purposes. As far as I've ever been able to find out, udisks is only
used for discovering DVD drives etc. dbus is a requirement for udisks
apparently, and if I understand correctly, also gets used for
screensavers...though I have xscreensaver working fine without that. I
actually just upgraded to 0.28.1 with that setup.

The only thing currently making it impossible to based that on USE
flags in Gentoo is the fact that there's no actual configure option to
disable that. That is, it's based purely on whether or not those are

Is there any possibility of adding configure option(s) for that?
Thanks in advance!


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