[mythtv-users] mythtv under Gentoo Linux

Paul B. Henson henson at acm.org
Thu Dec 21 21:05:09 UTC 2017

> From: Mike Hodson
> Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2017 3:34 AM
> Can those of you who run it on Gentoo let me know some of the 'pain points'
> you may have, so I can get an idea for what may need to be improved if
> anything more than just 'tweaking versions in the ebuild' is needed?

Per the release notes, libmp3lame and libfaac are no longer required and dependencies for them should be removed from the ebuild, and probably the configuration flags as well. Beyond that, this wasn't a huge release so I'm not sure yet what else might need to be tweaked.

The current ebuild still configures mythtv with logserver support (unless you are running systemd), which has been deprecated and ideally should removed or the very least configurable via a use flag.

It also chowns /var/log/mythtv to mythtv, which is fine if you are using file based logging but not so good if you're using syslog; it would be nice to have a syslog useflag to not do that and also not install the bundled logrotate file.

The current ebuild depends on sys-fs/udisks:2, but mythtv only supports sys-fs/udisks:0 as of 0.28. I believe another poster would also like the ability to exclude it completely.

I think those are the only changes I have in my local overlay copy of the ebuild.


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