[mythtv-users] Gentoo, qt4 and mythtv

Matthew McClement mythtv at macker.co.uk
Tue Jan 9 18:52:29 UTC 2007

Phill Wiggin wrote:
>> The order doesn't make any difference, the flags simply control what
>> does and doesn't get included as a dependency. You'll notice tools like
>> ufed will reorder the USE keywords alphabetically(which would break
>> things if order mattered).
>>>> The best thing to do (so far as I'm aware) is to add a
>>>> line in the /etc/portage/package.use file that says:
>>>> media-tv/mythtv qt3 -qt4
>>> I'd have thought that, too.
>> That'd be fairly pointless. The mythtv ebuild has an explicit dependency
>> for qt3, so it'll get built regardless of the global use flags. It also
>> uses the qt3 eclass to make sure the appropriate paths get set so only
>> QT3 gets used and not QT4.
> Thanks for the info, I should have looked to see what USE flags were
> appropriate for the Myth ebuild before answering.  Not being snide,
> but people seem to have a lot of trouble with qt4 on their myth
> systems, so the portage system is obviously not working 100% correctly
> for everyone.  Is there some reason that you're aware of that could
> explain their problems?

I can only assume they're either using one of the old 0.19 ebuilds(AFAIK
there was some problems when qt4 was marked stable) or trying to compile
MythTV by hand.


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