Mythtv Packaging changes for gksu

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Mythtv Packaging changes for gksu

Post by MikeB2013 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:00 am

This is just a heads up.

A recent change in mythtv/packaging relating to gksu has broken mythtv-setup and mythfrontend mythtv group membership settings on first run for clean installs from ppa:mythbuntu/0.29 and 30.

Originally I thought it only affect Xubuntu 18.04 which is still in beta, but the effect is much wider xubuntu 16.04 kubuntu 18.04, Debian Stretch and possibly others. I suspect the code has been broken for some time, with the change relating to gksu exposing the issue.

A quick fix for xubuntu and debian stretch is to install gksu (sudo apt install gksu)

For details please see mythtv trac

As of Xubuntu 18.04 beta 20180421 gksu is no longer available so mythtv user cannot be setup.


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