xbmc-pvr-addons: on the way to xbmc pvr

Juergen Lock nox at jelal.kn-bremen.de
Sun Aug 18 13:15:01 UTC 2013

On Sat, Aug 17, 2013 at 11:23:50AM +0200, Bernhard Fröhlich wrote:
> Hi guys,
> now that we have xbmc 12.2 and tvheadend in the portstree the next
> step to a proper PVR solution running on FreeBSD is to add the xbmc
> pvr addons that allow to use various backends like tvheadend.
> I have already created a port for the pvr addons that builds and
> installs just fine but for some reason xbmc doesn't like them and
> doesn't even display them in the GUI or any errors in the logfile.
> To try out the xbmc-pvr-addons port:
> svn co https://svn.redports.org/decke/multimedia/xbmc-addon-pvr
> It should build and install fine but it doesn't seem to have any
> effect on xbmc. You can also build ZIP packages for the addons that
> you can try to install via the Addon manager.
> Build zip addons:
> cd xbmc-addon-pvr && make && cd work/xbmc-pvr-addons-12.0-Frodo && make zip
> Install ZIP addons:
> http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Add-on_manager#How_to_install_from_a_ZIP_file
> With the ZIP files I always get "Add-on does not have the correct
> structure" immediately. No log message that tells why it's
> complaining.
> There was one error in the logfile with stock multimedia/xbmc 12.2
> that I fixed on the way:
> ERROR: PVR - CreateTables - failed to get add-ons from the add-on manager
> I fixed it with the following patch that I also needed for xbmc-pvr-addons.
> http://people.freebsd.org/~decke/patches/xbmc-12.2_1-addon-fix.diff
> So we are pretty close to a working xbmc pvr because the requires
> parts are all there already. We have an up-to-date xbmc 12.2 in the
> tree. tvheadend with FreeBSD support from latest git is also available
> in multimedia/tvheadend and works fine with webcamd devices. The
> xbmc-pvr-addons port is also there already. All that is left is
> getting that parts working in combination.
> I hope someone has an idea what is going on there or how to fix that. :o)
 I finally got around looking at this and turns out the fix is really
simple if you know it:  xbmc seems to look for <platform>linux</platform>
in the addon.xml files not freebsd.  I added back freebsd too in
case this gets fixed later tho.  (first post-patch REINPLACE_CMD.)

Index: Makefile
--- Makefile	(revision 15743)
+++ Makefile	(working copy)
@@ -17,7 +17,6 @@
 BUILD_DEPENDS+=	xbmc:${PORTSDIR}/multimedia/xbmc
 RUN_DEPENDS+=	xbmc:${PORTSDIR}/multimedia/xbmc
-PATCH_ARGS=	--suffix ""
 USE_GL=		gl
 USE_AUTOTOOLS=	libtoolize aclocal libtool automake autoconf
@@ -29,8 +28,10 @@
 .include <bsd.port.pre.mk>
+	@${REINPLACE_CMD} 's|@OS@|freebsd linux|' \
+		${WRKSRC}/addons/*/addon/addon.xml.in
 	@${REINPLACE_CMD} 's|-ldl||' \
-	@${RM} ${WRKSRC}/addons/*/*.orig
+	@${RM} ${WRKSRC}/addons/*/*/*.orig
 .include <bsd.port.post.mk>

 HTH, :)

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