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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:31 pm    Post subject: media-tv/xbmc feature/fix request Reply with quote

I didn't want to submit this as a bug without at least trying to run this through the forum first.

If I emerge media-tv/xbmc with the pvr use flag I'd expect that it would emerge the PVR enabled branch, but that doesn't happen. after digging around it appears that currently only third party ebuilds would me to grab the PVR branch. I've gone down that road several times in the past and it usually just leads to a painful weekend after portage finally picks up the slack and something breaks when the two methods cross eachother.

This seems extremely misleading and has led to quite a bit of confusion as I've begun migrating from a pure mythtv household to a new blend using XBMC/openelec frontends (sorry, but mythfrontend has fallen way behind XBMC on the frontend side)

I've been a gentoo user for about 6 years now, but I haven't participated in the forum or bugzilla side much, so I'm not really sure where a feature request of this specific nature would fall.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe the XBMC pvr use flag only enables MythTV front-end functionality. If you want to track the PVR branch without using third party ebuilds then you can simply override the git repo with the following.

/etc/portage/env/xbmc.conf
Code:
xbmc_LIVE_REPO="git://github.com/opdenkamp/xbmc.git"
EGIT_PROJECT="xbmc-pvr"

/etc/portage/package.env
Code:
media-tv/xbmc xbmc.conf

Now emerge xbmc-9999 and you should see PVR branch being cloned.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip. I suppose that's kind of a blended result. It's definitely outside standard operating procedure, but it's not too terribly far.

I guess that my original question still stands though. If there's a use flag called PVR and there's a branch of a project called PVR shouldn't they be the same thing? MythTV support being called PVR still sounds extremely confusing.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

krnewell wrote:
Thanks for the tip. I suppose that's kind of a blended result. It's definitely outside standard operating procedure, but it's not too terribly far.


You can compile from source with git
git clone git://github.com/opdenkamp/xbmc.git xbmc-pvr
./bootstrap && ./configure
./configure --help for parameters

final do make -j3

and run ./xbmc.bin no need do make install
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The official ebuild seems rather outdated in terms of PVR support. Nowadays, XBMC supports several PVR backends, and I think only the MythTV one needs MySQL to be installed.

These steps should work if you hate MySQL and use a backend other than MythTV:

1. Emerge official ebuild with -pvr and -mysql

2.
Code:
git clone https://github.com/opdenkamp/xbmc-pvr-addons.git
cd xbmc-pvr-addons
libtoolize
./bootstrap
./configure
make zip


3. Open XBMC and install new add-ons from the zip files under xbmc-pvr-addons/addons

I agree with krnewell's sentiment regarding the confusion caused by the pvr USE flag.
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi j-kidd,

I did as you described using the egular ebuild (12.1) but I can't get the pvr.hts plugin installed.
XBMC says "TVHeadend HTSP client, dependencies not met" and

The logfile states
Code:
"requires xbmc.pvr version 1.7.0 which is not available".

and
Code:
14:05:37 T:140354659096384   ERROR: Texture manager unable to load file: /home/xbmc/pvr-addons/xbmc-pvr-addons/addons/pvr.hts-linux-x86_64.zip/icon.png


How do I know what version of xbmc.pvr is present ?
XBMC was installed using the official ebuild.


Any idea how to get the hts pvr-plugin this to work ?

Thanks,

Alex.



j-kidd wrote:
The official ebuild seems rather outdated in terms of PVR support. Nowadays, XBMC supports several PVR backends, and I think only the MythTV one needs MySQL to be installed.

These steps should work if you hate MySQL and use a backend other than MythTV:

1. Emerge official ebuild with -pvr and -mysql

2.
Code:
git clone https://github.com/opdenkamp/xbmc-pvr-addons.git
cd xbmc-pvr-addons
libtoolize
./bootstrap
./configure
make zip


3. Open XBMC and install new add-ons from the zip files under xbmc-pvr-addons/addons

I agree with krnewell's sentiment regarding the confusion caused by the pvr USE flag.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone else runs in to the problem of "requires xbmc.pvr version X which is not available" then you need to check out the right branch.

I had XBMC installed with the pvr USE-flag, though I don't know if this is necessary for anything other than MythTV.

Do something like
Code:
git clone https://github.com/fetzerch/xbmc-pvr-addons.git
cd xbmc-pvr-addons/
git checkout frodo
./bootstrap
./configure
make zip

This is for XBMC 12 (Frodo). Remember to use ./configure --enable-addons-with-dependencies if you need the MythTV addon.

In XBMC go to System -> Add-ons -> Install from zip file and find the zip file in the addons directory of xbmc-pvr-addons.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alacheesu wrote:
If anyone else runs in to the problem of "requires xbmc.pvr version X which is not available" then you need to check out the right branch.

I had XBMC installed with the pvr USE-flag, though I don't know if this is necessary for anything other than MythTV.

Do something like
Code:
git clone https://github.com/fetzerch/xbmc-pvr-addons.git
cd xbmc-pvr-addons/
git checkout frodo
./bootstrap
./configure
make zip

This is for XBMC 12 (Frodo). Remember to use ./configure --enable-addons-with-dependencies if you need the MythTV addon.

In XBMC go to System -> Add-ons -> Install from zip file and find the zip file in the addons directory of xbmc-pvr-addons.


have been waiting a while for this, finally i can turf the mythtv frontend for xbmc....thank you :)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Art Vandalay wrote:

have been waiting a while for this, finally i can turf the mythtv frontend for xbmc....thank you :)


A few months back when xbmc-12 appeared I decided to try it again, and enabled the MythTV support. Unfortunately the available support was for mythtv-0.25.0, not the mytht-0.25.3 that's in portage and that I'm running.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

depontius wrote:
Art Vandalay wrote:

have been waiting a while for this, finally i can turf the mythtv frontend for xbmc....thank you :)


A few months back when xbmc-12 appeared I decided to try it again, and enabled the MythTV support. Unfortunately the available support was for mythtv-0.25.0, not the mytht-0.25.3 that's in portage and that I'm running.


my current mythbackend is 0.26.0_p20130526, with xbmc 12.2 as the frontend

the pvr addon is working fine atm...just need to figure out where the tv guide is and if it can interface with the mythbackend...probably an add-on
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

has anyone got this working for Gotham? (ie 13.0)

i've checked out the gotham branch for opdenkamp (as fetzerch seems to be outdated) on git as above...

it compiles all the different pvr modules fine with the resulting addon zip files generated, but unfortunately the cmyth zip file seems to be missing
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Art Vandalay wrote:
has anyone got this working for Gotham? (ie 13.0)


Is there any news on this, and is it possible to use the xbmc-9999 build with manual compiled PVR-addons?

Thanks,

Alex.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's in Overlay. Don't ask me why (after years) still not in main tree. IMHO xbmc+pvr nearly everone wants. Meanwhile...
Code:
layman -a vdr-devel
emerge -av xbmc-addon-pvr

Afterwards just activate the pvr-plugin u need in xbmc.
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