[mythtv-users] MythTV 0.27 and php 7: input from gentoo users requested

Hika van den Hoven hikavdh at gmail.com
Wed Mar 8 00:04:36 UTC 2017

Hoi James,

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 12:44:02 AM, you wrote:

> I have a MythTV (0.27.6_p20160318) system installed under gentoo and a
> recent system upgrade is pulling in php 7 (and depclean is wanting to 
> unmerge 5.6). Are any of the gentoo users on this list using php 7 in 
> combination with the 0.27 branch? If so, did you experience any hiccups?
> My mythweb, which is the part I understand to be most reliant on php, is
> at version 0.27.1, btw

> Just wondering whether it might be advisable to mask php 7 and stick for
> now with the version that's working (5.6). This thread 
> https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-8035422.html?sid=a83206268de22bb7b7e7ddaf762c4853
> indicates other gentoo/MythTV users have had problems when installing the
> new php version. Input will be appreciated.
> _______________________________________________

I saw it too, but it is installing in a new slot so it leaves 5.6.30
installed. Through eselect you select which one you use. You then can
take your time to test while keeping everything running with 5.6. I
haven't tried jet though. 
However pre 5.6.30 is deprecated so you might have to upgrade your 5.6
instance to 5.6.30.
Possibly if you run `emerge --depclean --ask` it wants to unmerge 5.6
but in the text then it says how to block it. However as long as you
do not set (through eselect) 7.0 as the main version it shouldn't.

Tot mails,
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