Call for testers: MythTV 0.21 port upgrade

Greg Larkin glarkin at
Thu Jan 22 17:41:01 PST 2009

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Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> On Thursday, 15 January 2009 at 17:35:40 -0500, Greg Larkin wrote:
>> Hello all of you MythTV supporters with the collective patience of the
>> universe!
>> I recently committed mythtv-frontend (PR 127856) and mythtv-themes (PR
>> 127857), and please let me know if you see any problems with the updates.
> OK, I've built mythtv-frontend.  On a machine with no prior
> installation, it finds the machine running a MythTV 0.21 back end (how?).
> I needed to extract the password to the MySQL database
> from the back end, but then it seems to work.
> On another machine, where I have a MySQL server with an old version of
> the mythconverg database, I can't start it: it connects to the
> database, finds that it's the wrong version, and stops again.  I
> suspect that I could fix that with mythtv-setup, but the port doesn't
> install it.  Would it be difficult to get it to do so?

Hi Greg,

I specifically removed mythtv-setup from the new mythtv-frontend port
because I read somewhere (perhaps on the Gentoo site?) that it's not
needed for a frontend-only installation.

If that's not the case, let me know, and I'll add it back in.  There are
lots of folks out there that are using MythTV in a real configuration,
and I'm not there yet.  I have a mini-PC here to set up with a tuner
card, etc., but I haven't gotten to it yet.

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