[Pkg-mythtv-maintainers] Bug#669920: Please provide a backport for squeeze

Andres Mejia amejia004 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 22 04:49:24 UTC 2012

On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 8:46 PM, Josh Triplett <josh at joshtriplett.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 06:53:57PM -0400, Andres Mejia wrote:
>> On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM, Josh Triplett <josh at joshtriplett.org> wrote:
>> > Package: libcrystalhd-dev
>> > Severity: wishlist
>> >
>> > Please consider providing a backport of libcrystalhd-dev for squeeze.
>> > Such a backport would make it easier to prepare MythTV packages for
>> > squeeze.
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Josh Triplett
>> >
>> > -- System Information:
>> > Debian Release: wheezy/sid
>> >  APT prefers unstable
>> >  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
>> > Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
>> >
>> > Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
>> > Locale: LANG=C.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=C.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
>> > Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
>> >
>> >
>> Hi Josh,
>> Were you trying to package MythTV to unstable at all? IMO that should
>> be done first before attempting to upload for squeeze (i.e. actually
>> get accepted, get tested in unstable, migrate to testing, then
>> backport to stable).
> At the moment I'm just building some local packages, not official
> backports.  I'd love to see official MythTV packages, and I'd be happy
> to help work on them, but that wasn't my goal at the moment.
> - Josh Triplett

I recommend starting off by porting the Ubuntu packaging of MythTV to
Debian. I presume if these are local packages, you're using reprepro
or something similar to host a local archive. In such a case, you may
as well build packages of libcrystalhd and upload them to your local
archive. Then you can build mythtv.

Note that mythtv is using it's own copy of ffmpeg. It needs to be
modified so it can build/run with system libav before it can be
uploaded to Debian. If that's something you're interested in doing, by
all means, feel free to modify mythtv source tree, and preferably work
with mythtv upstream to pass along patches.

~ Andres

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