[mythtv-users] Gentoo builds - broken-er

Dale Pontius DEPontius at edgehp.net
Sun Feb 19 23:37:21 UTC 2012


On 02/19/2012 06:23 PM, Raymond Wagner wrote:
> On 2/19/2012 17:46, Dale Pontius wrote:
>> A clue dawns... In mythtv_portage/Gentoo in addition to the ebuilds
>> there are "profiles", "scripts", and "eclass" directories.  I'll be that
>> there's some path-relative magic happening here, grabbing stuff out of
>> the profiles, scripts and ebuilds directories.
>>
>> That's it.  I just edited the mythtv ebuild in-place instead of copying
>> it to my own overlay.  The digest worked, and I now have a manifest.
> 
> All the code to determine where to download the tarballs from is 
> contained within those eclasses, using the four static defines at the 
> top of the ebuilds.  The ebuilds won't work when used with a different 
> set of eclasses.  The profiles are currently unused, and scripts holds 
> the tools to automatically generate a new set of ebuilds.
> 
I don't usually like to make my updates to the original, I prefer to
copy it to my own space and make changes there, leaving the original
intact.  That doesn't work in this case, obviously.

Dale Pontius


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