[mythtv-users] Missing dependencies for installing on RHEL 8

Gary Buhrmaster gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com
Sun Aug 15 20:58:54 UTC 2021

On Sun, Aug 15, 2021 at 6:41 PM Jason Zarin <jason at zarin.org> wrote:

> I'm trying to install mythtv from RPMFusion on RHEL 8, but it fails missing a dependency: perl XML TreeBuilder. This package isn't in any of the official or extended RHEL repositories (eg developer tools, EPEL).


You can add yourself to the CC list to track the BZ,
and even offer (along with the other person who
requested a build) to co-maintain it (which is
not exactly a large burden, as it is essentially
functionally stabilized; the source has not changed
for over half a decade).

> How do I fix this so I can install mythtv?

Options include (but are not limited to):

One could just use --nodeps in an rpm
install, as, as I recall, the only use of that perl
module is in a script that you may not try to
use (part of the internetcontent access),
or (given that the upstream site tends to
change from time to time) may even work.

Just build it yourself, it is an (about) 5 minute
operation (as the BZ reports, it just builds),
of which most of the time is waiting for mock
to download the build dependencies.

I suspect (but have not tried) that you can
probably just install the version from F28
(as that is what EL8 was based on) to meet
the dependency, and (as above) nothing is
new in the package.

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