[mythtv-users] Using Gentoo ebuilds from git packaging repo

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Fri Feb 11 17:17:14 UTC 2011

On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 12:13 PM, Robert Longbottom
<rongblor at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On 11/02/2011 17:01, David Liana wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 11:57 AM, lists.md301 <lists.md301 at gmail.com
>> <mailto:lists.md301 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>    On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 9:34 PM, Raymond Wagner
>>    <raymond at wagnerrp.com <mailto:raymond at wagnerrp.com>> wrote:
>>        On 2/10/2011 20:51, Robin Gilks wrote:
>>            Greetings
>>            Does anyone have a howto on using the ebuilds from git? I
>>            have read the
>>            README file and have got the packages repository into
>>            /usr/local/mythtv_portage and got as far as a --pretend on
>>            the emerge and
>>            it all looks OK.
>>        Check out the packaging repository to your hard drive.
>>                git clone git://github.com/MythTV/packaging.git
>>        <http://github.com/MythTV/packaging.git> /usr/local/mythtv_portage
>>        Add the overlay to portage with the following line in your
>>        /etc/make.conf
>>                PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/usr/local/mythtv_portage/Gentoo"
>>        Then just continue to update MythTV and the plugins as normal.
>>          0.24 builds are marked as stable, while 0.25 builds will have
>>        to be unmasked in your /etc/portage/package.keywords.  Rob Smith
>>        has been updating the ebuilds every few days, and you can pull
>>        the new sets by running the following.
>>    [snip]
>>    So is this going to be the "official" manner in which mythtv is
>>    going to be supported in Gentoo going forward?  Perhaps the
>>    transition to git has thrown a monkeywrench into things, but I
>>    haven't seen much official action in Gentoo-land for 0.24, either in
>>    portage (no alpha ebuilds) or on the bugs tracking.  On the open
>>    Gentoo bugs ticket requesting a 0.24 ebuild, I see that people have
>>    been offering their own ebuilds (and referencing the mythtv git ones
>>    as well), but nothing from the official gentoo maintainer "cardoe"
>>    (Doug Goldstein), or any timeline.
>>    I've been waiting to try 0.24 on my system, but don't know if I
>>    should wait for something to appear in portage, or go with the
>>    mythtv-bundled solution.  I want to avoid having to switch
>>    approaches mid-stream if possible.  If/when something is decided, it
>>    would be nice for it to be published someplace (wiki, mailing list,
>>    etc.).
>> I don't know if it will be going forward, as I don't speak for Gentoo or
>> MythTV.  But, the ebuilds work well and users can generate their own
>> ebuilds using the provided python script.
>> The upgrade was generally painless for me.
> I waited for (what felt like) ages for 0.24 ebuilds to appear in portage,
> and eventually got bored of waiting.  The upgrade to the mythtv packaging
> ebuilds was fairly painless and they seem to be following 0.24-fixes pretty
> closely and even if they don't it seems to be quite easy to generate your
> own, which is good.

I'm about to go through the same update process.  According to the
directions, you need to set the SVN revision in your make.conf file.
Is there a list of acceptable SVN revision numbers that are available
to the ebuild?

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