MythTV port upgrade?

Bernhard Froehlich decke at
Tue Dec 30 23:07:51 UTC 2008

On Tue, 30 Dec 2008 16:07:28 -0500
Greg Larkin <glarkin at> wrote:

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> Anders Troback wrote:
> > On Sat, 20 Dec 2008 15:27:43 +1100
> > Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at> wrote:
> > 
> >> On Friday, 19 December 2008 at 11:14:06 +0100, Bernhard Frhlich wrote:
> >>> On Wed, December 17, 2008 7:08 pm, Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:
> >>>> Hi,
> >>>>
> >>>> So - what happened to the MythTV port upgrade that was presented
> >>>> herer on this mailing list some time ago?
> >>> Greg seems to be on it so i have CC'ed him.
> >> In case anybody else is confused (I was :-), this is Greg Larkin, not
> >> me.  I gave up the maintainership a while back.
> >>
> >> Greg
> >> --
> >> See complete headers for address and phone numbers.
> > 
> > 
> > Greg Larkin told me that he will try to get some time in the
> > holidays to make the port ready!
> > 
> > He also told me that he had some problems with Internet connection and
> > the electricity because of an ice storm!
> > 
> Hello all,
> Our electricity was finally restored after 1 week.  Some folks were out
> for 2 weeks around here.  I'm caught up after the Christmas holiday now,
> and I've spent some time working with the mythtv-frontend port from
> Bernhard today.

Good to have you back :o)

> I noticed some things:
> - - Compilation initially failed because I didn't enable OpenGL support in
> QT 3.3.  Unfortunately, there's no way to specify "WITH_OPENGL=true" in
> the mythtv-frontend BUILD_DEPENDS directive.
>   To make sure OpenGL is built into QT 3.3, I created a slave port
> (x11-toolkits/qt33-opengl with CONFLICTS set for qt-3.3.* et al.) and
> made mythtv-frontend depend on that.  Let me know what you think of that
> idea.

Yeah that didn't came up because its "on" per default but you are
absolutely right - that can fail the mythtv port. The name qt33-opengl
suggests, that it is an enhanced version of qt33 but qt33 already has
opengl on per default so wouldn't it be better to depend on qt33 and
create an qt33-noopengl port? I've looked over mythtv's configure and
it is also possible to compile mythtv without opengl support if that
helps in any way. But we would need a reliable way to detect opengl
support nevertheless.

> - - As mentioned previously in this thread, --disable-backend support has
> been removed from MythTV's configure script.  In order to avoid
> installing backend binaries, I created a patch file for
> programs/ to omit them and updated pkg-plist accordingly.

I think thats absolutely fine as the mythtv developers only do not
support to build just a few parts of their software. But it should not
be a problem for anyone if we build everything and then just decide
not to install some of the files.

Bernhard Froehlich

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