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

Juergen Lock nox at jelal.kn-bremen.de
Sun Aug 18 15:50:44 UTC 2013


On Sun, Aug 18, 2013 at 04:12:39PM +0200, Bernhard Fröhlich wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 18, 2013 at 3:13 PM, Juergen Lock <nox at jelal.kn-bremen.de> wrote:
> > On Sat, Aug 17, 2013 at 11:23:50AM +0200, Bernhard Fröhlich wrote:
> >> Hi guys,
> > Hi!
> >>
> >> 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
> >  MAKE_JOBS_SAFE=        yes
> > @@ -29,8 +28,10 @@
> >  .include <bsd.port.pre.mk>
> >
> >  post-patch:
> > +       @${REINPLACE_CMD} 's|@OS@|freebsd linux|' \
> > +               ${WRKSRC}/addons/*/addon/addon.xml.in
> >         @${REINPLACE_CMD} 's|-ldl||' \
> >                 ${WRKSRC}/addons/pvr.hts/Makefile.am
> > -       @${RM} ${WRKSRC}/addons/*/*.orig
> > +       @${RM} ${WRKSRC}/addons/*/*/*.orig
> >
> >  .include <bsd.port.post.mk>
> >
> >  HTH, :)
> >         Juergen
> 
> Yay! It works fine now and the plugin is initialized and working now!
> Thanks a lot for that hint but I am a bit curious why FreeBSD still
> uses "linux" as platform. I think we should look into that and fix it
> properly - but not today.
> 
> Now stay tuned for some XBMC Live-TV screenshots! :o)
> 
> -- 
> Bernhard Fröhlich
> http://www.bluelife.at/
> 
I now also updated the VDR vnsiserver plugin from your distfile:

	svn co https://svn.redports.org/nox/multimedia/vdr-plugin-vnsiserver

 Seems to work as well, except that I got an nvidia panic once but
that box is also running an older head checkout so possibly expected...

 Thanx, :)
	Juergen


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