MythTV - Mythweb port?

Bernhard Froehlich decke at
Tue Dec 29 09:52:01 UTC 2009

On Mon, December 28, 2009 11:54 pm, Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:
> Hello,
> On Mon, 28 Dec 2009 15:07:37 +0100 (CET)
> Bernhard Froehlich <decke at> wrote:
>> I've had some spare time and created a mythweb port yesterday.
> Nice!
> Since I had some spare time, I tested it.
>> # fetch
>> # tar xvf blueports.tar.gz ports/www/mythweb
>> # cd ports/www/mythweb && make install clean
> This worked well. I installed apache22 with default options, php5 with
> APACHE=on. After having wreestled with the apache configuration (see
> below) I got an error message:
> Fatal error: Call to undefined function spl_autoload_register()
> in /usr/local/www/mythweb/includes/class_autoload.php on line 33
> It turns out that the port php5-spl is needed also. After that, mythweb
> works. I can eve strem recordings from mythweb with vlc.
> Thanks!
>> You need to manually configure apache after that and lighttpd is not
>> supported yet.
> <rant>
> Grr, I am not very comfortable with Apache 2.x configuration - I was
> much better at the way it was done in 1.3.x.
> </rant>
> Anyway, I opted for a simple setup (no authentication) on my testbox. I
> copied /usr/local/www/mythweb/mythweb.conf.apache
> to /usr/local/etc/apache22/Includes/mythweb.conf
> (I used Includes ratrher than extra, because it is already enabled
> in /usr/local/etc/apache22/httpd.conf )
> I changed the directory paths in it to /usr/local/www/mythweb/data
> and /usr/local/mythweb/
> I added an Alias:
> Alias /mythweb/ "/usr/local/www/mythweb/"
> and added
> Allow from all
> to the section
> <Directory "/usr/local/www/mythweb/" >
> Then I changed
> # RewriteBase    /mythweb
> into
>  RewriteBase    /mythweb/
> And restarted apache. (Remember, you've got to configure php into
> httpd.conf also. At least I think you need to.)
> Update: I just tested with authenticaton on - it works too. vlc
> understands the auth requests, but Mplayer and Totem (called
> "Movie PLayer" in Xubuntu) does not.
> Again, thanks Bernhard!

Thanks for giving it a try. I've added the spl dependency and replaced the
paths in mythweb.conf.apache so that they match with ${WWWDIR}
(/usr/local/www/mythweb). Everything else has to be configured by the

Looks like the port is ready for the tree so i will submit it soon.

Bernhard Fröhlich

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