[mythtv-users] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #10792: Please bump Gentoo ebuilds to 0.25

Tom Dexter digitalaudiorock at gmail.com
Fri Sep 21 20:29:19 UTC 2012

On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 2:43 PM, Karl Newman <newmank1 at asme.org> wrote:
> I'm sure there's nothing "official" for either Gentoo or MythTV about
> switching from an overlay package to a portage package. Sorry if gave you
> the impression I was involved with this change. I just looked at the new
> packages based on your prompting and figured out what had changed and what
> you needed to do to switch.
> You're probably wise to stick with 0.24 for now. I upgraded because I had
> some hardware die right at the same time as 0.25 was released and I
> wanted/needed to get VAAPI working. But there are several key things that
> were better in 0.24. For example, commercial flagging is almost completely
> broken in 0.25 (e.g., maybe 1 or 2 breaks per show get flagged, but more
> often none). I think somebody is working on that, though. Mythmusic changed,
> and my previous keybindings (page up/page down to change track) don't work
> any more. And 0.25 feels like it's slower to start up. Anyway, just my 2c.
> Karl
At some point in the near future I plan to upgrade from 0.24.2
(currently using an old copy of the git repo) to 0.25 using the new
portage ebuilds.

I see that they've recently been updated to include logrotate
configurations as per the current recommendations (to handle the new
log file format):


One really nice change is the fact that the ebuilds call epatch_user.
This means that you can include patches (assuming of course they're
compatible with the current version) simply by putting them in
/etc/portage/patches/media-tv/mythtv or
/etc/portage/patches/media-tv/mythtv-0.25.2_p20120825 (for example).
I have some patches of my own to mythweb that I'm going to include
this way, and will no longer need an overlay for those...pretty cool.


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