[mythtv-users] XMLTV out of date on Ubuntu 18.04
mike.bibbings at gmail.com
Fri Mar 6 16:50:37 UTC 2020
On 06/03/2020 16:37, Jim Abernathy wrote:
> On 3/6/20 10:40 AM, Mike Bibbings wrote:
>> On 06/03/2020 12:41, Jim Abernathy wrote:
>>> In the Mythtv XMLTV wiki it mentions that xmltv package is out of
>>> date which it is (0.5.7) It mentions a fix of adding:
>>> deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian sid main
>>> to the /etc/apt/sources.list, etc.
>>> However you can't do the install because of a missing key signature.
>>> The bottom line is I can get xmltv installed and up to date, but
>>> it's a real pain using the old package, plus 2 different github
>>> installs to finally get there.
>>> My point is, since v31 requires the use of XMLTV for ScheduleDirect
>>> EPG it needs to be easier. I use tv_grab_zz_sdjson_sqlite and it's
>>> not even up to date on the xmltv github site.
>>> Maybe it's a simple fix of the Mythtv XMLTV wiki instructions to
>>> tell the user how to get the xmltv from the right repository along
>>> with the key?
>>> Jim A
>> I presume the mythtv xmltv wiki page is
>> Luckily it did not work, and I would not recommend mixing Ubuntu
>> repositories with debian repositories, it can lead to all sorts of
>> As is common with Ubuntu and Debian repositories many things only get
>> updated at release time.
>> To get the latest XMLTV version (now hosted at github, previously
>> sourceforge), the following works for Ubuntu, Debian
>> (Buster/Bullseye) and Raspbian Buster
>> # ensure git and make are installed
>> sudo apt update
>> sudo apt install git make
>> mkdir -p build
>> cd build
>> git clone https://github.com/XMLTV/xmltv.git
>> cd xmltv
>> perl Makefile.PL
>> make test
>> sudo make install
>> The 'sudo make install' puts the grabbers in /usr/local/bin, the
>> original versions are still in/usr/bin , but will not be used
>> (/usr/local/bin is checked in $PATH before /usr/bin/)
>> use 'tv_find_grabbers' to list all grabbers, including location
>> As of writing, tv_grab_zz_sdjson_sqlite is at version 1.67 in github.
> On a clean system the perl Makefile.PL doesn't work. Something is
> missing. I can get around it by first installing xmltv from the Ubuntu
> repository to get some needed perl pieces. Short of that it's a long
> list of perl pieces you have to know how to install before you can
> Console log:
> jim at jim-development:~/build/xmltv$ perl Makefile.PL
> Can't locate Term/ReadKey.pm in @INC (you may need to install the
> Term::ReadKey module) (@INC contains: /etc/perl
> /usr/local/share/perl/5.26.1 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl5/5.26
> /usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl/5.26
> /usr/share/perl/5.26 /usr/local/lib/site_perl
> /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl-base) at ./lib/Ask/Term.pm line 9.
> BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at ./lib/Ask/Term.pm line 9.
> Compilation failed in require at Makefile.PL line 244.
> Jim A
Sorry, you are correct, I missed xmltv from the "sudo apt install git
make" line, so it should read:
sudo apt install git make xmltv
Installing the distribution's version of xmltv gets the required perl
modules (and saves all the hassle of installing the various modules).
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