[mythtv-users] gentoo cvs ebuilds

Jelle Kalf jelle at kalf.org
Mon Feb 23 05:26:56 EST 2004

(Sorry to be late responding.. I'm currently moving, so I'm out of internet
at home.)

I created the mythtv-cvs ebuild because between the 0.13 and 0.14 release a
load of ivtv work was updated and some people liked to run bleeding edge. 

Users must use the stable versions, developers make the program using CVS.
Only if you're up for it and capable to handle the situation on your own, go
for CVS.

A problem that came with it was people asking stupid questions about why
doesn't my cvs ebuild work, it broke compiling. I've removed the ebuilds at
request of Isaac and also because of the stupid questions. It's true I still
use them, but I don't complain when cvs doesn't build. When building a CVS
pull, be prepared to fix the errors yourself, you'll won't get any help. The
Developers already invest more time then they actually have into mythtv. It
would have been unwise to keep them available knowing they'd be overwhelmed
with timeconsuming questions.


> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org 
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] Namens rwk at americom.com
> Verzonden: zaterdag 21 februari 2004 10:07
> Aan: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> Onderwerp: Re: [mythtv-users] gentoo cvs ebuilds
> > > The reason the cvs ebuilds were removed was so that 
> people would be 
> > > able to compile with debugging if needed.  If people 
> really need a 
> > > fix, then they should know that cvs is a development 
> version. There 
> > > is more expected of a user that runs cvs. Good bug reports with 
> > > backtraces and such. If a cvs ebuild was available there would 
> > > inevitably be people who don't know how to do that, and therefore 
> > > not able to provide any info on the bugs.
> > 
> > Yes, all true, only people who take the time to understand 
> the problem 
> > to should start running latest CVS.
> > 
> > > If you want cvs it's not really very hard to get without using 
> > > portage. Instruction on downloading the source from cvs 
> are in the 
> > > docs on the website.
> > 
> > Some people like that there whole system in managed by 
> packagemanager. 
> > btw, to the original poster, AFAIK there's some EPIA MythTV 
> site which 
> > holds unofficial MythTV ebuilds (you will need to download 
> and emerge 
> > them by hand). They have extra EPIA stuff, but can be used 
> to build a 
> > generic MythTV build too.
> Got those...  but they removed the mythtv-cvs ebuilds.  ):

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