[mythtv-users] Question on python dependency

Bill Meek keemllib at gmail.com
Sun Feb 9 13:58:17 UTC 2020

On 2/9/20 7:24 AM, Tom Dexter wrote:
> I'm running MythTV under Gentoo. For several reasons I'm staying on
> 29.1 for now. Looking forward to the EOL of python 2, and the fact
> that 29.1 only supports version 2, I wanted to verify something
> regarding the python dependency.
> Am I correct that the only python dependency is for the python
> bindings, and that if I'm not using the bindings or any third party
> scripts that use them, that MythTV itself doesn't otherwise require
> it? Just wanted to make sure on that.

Short answer, no.

Things like the Hardware Profiler and the metadata grabber use the
bindings and run under v2 or v3. find_orphans.py uses the bindings
and its Wiki has been updated (I think that would count as a 3rd
party script.)

I don't speak Gentoo, but if that means it builds from source, then
at configure time you'd have to add the --python=python2 switch. Or,
perhaps just --python=python if that's the correct executable name.

If that switch isn't used, then the default (python3) will be used.


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