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

Stuart Auchterlonie stuarta at squashedfrog.net
Mon Sep 4 21:00:19 UTC 2017

On 04/09/17 21:38, Tom Dexter wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 4, 2017 at 4:32 PM, Stuart Auchterlonie
> <stuarta at squashedfrog.net> wrote:
>> On 04/09/17 20:52, Tom Dexter wrote:
>>> On Mon, Sep 4, 2017 at 3:29 PM, Stuart Auchterlonie
>>> <stuarta at squashedfrog.net> wrote:
>>>> On 04/09/17 19:49, Tom Dexter wrote:
>>>>> 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
>>>>> installed.
>>>>> Is there any possibility of adding configure option(s) for that?
>>>>> Thanks in advance!
>>>> Feel free to provide patches to add that.
>>>> We have plenty to work on already so any help is welcome! :)
>>>> Regards
>>>> Stuart
>>> Sure. I'll see what I can do, though that's a little out of my
>>> wheelhouse. One aspect of it that I'd need clarification on is this:
>>> While I can clearly see the qtdbus is the existing configure script,
>>> there's nothing in there regarding udisks at all. Would the omission
>>> of qtdbus simply cause all the udisk stuff to be disabled? Wasn't
>>> clear on that.
>> It will mean that mythtv cannot communicate with the udisks service
>> via dbus. (or the dbus based screensaver)
>> tbh, i'd be surprised if gentoo still shipped udisks, it died a long
>> time ago and was replaced by udisks2 (which we don't support) which has
>> itself also been replaced.
>> Your analysis is correct, in that there isn't any code that requires a
>> udisks-dev type package, we just use what is provided by the system
>> via dbus.
>> Regards
>> Stuart
> Thanks! Actually the recent Gentoo ebuilds do in fact pull in udisks2
> if either dvd or bluray support is enabled. Sounds like an option to
> disable qtdbus should take care of it.

Heh, sounds a bit pointless.

If we find the system is using udisks2 service we give up.

and indeed, disabling qtdbus will kill off this


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