Raspberry PI version of Mythtv v31 still at v31.0-59?

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Raspberry PI version of Mythtv v31 still at v31.0-59?

Post by jfabernathy » Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:40 pm

When I build a Combo FE/BE using a Raspberry Pi 4 4GB I use the mythtv-light package PPA and the helper scripts from MikeB https://github.com/MikeB2013/pi-utils

When that is done I notice that I have version v31.0-59.

I know that the x86_64 version is v31.0-122 or later. Is there any reason for me to not build from source so my RPI version is not at that level?

I've done that and now my RPI 4 is running v31.0-122. I used the instructions at https://github.com/MythTV/packaging/tre ... /deb-light
and a .buildrc file that has:

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MYTHTV_CONFIG_OPT_EXTRA="--disable-vdpau --enable-opengl --disable-vaapi --cpu=cortex-a7 --arch=armv7 --extra-cflags=-mfpu=neon --extra-cxxflags=-mfpu=neon"
Everything seems to be running fine, but am I pushing my luck on the RPI? Is there a reason to stay at v31.0-59 on RPI?

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Re: Raspberry PI version of Mythtv v31 still at v31.0-59?

Post by gedakc » Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:58 pm

jfabernathy wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:40 pm
When I build a Combo FE/BE using a Raspberry Pi 4 4GB I use the mythtv-light package PPA and the helper scripts from MikeB https://github.com/MikeB2013/pi-utils

When that is done I notice that I have version v31.0-59.
Over the past few days when I install MythTV on my RPi4 4GB using the https://github.com/MikeB2013/pi-utils scripts, the mythtv-light package is older than yours. Mine says version 31.0-54-g445cf1fe6b-0, not v31.0-59.

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$ dpkg -l | grep mythtv
ii  mythtv-light                         31.0-54-g445cf1fe6b-0               armhf        MythTV Light
I wonder if the 59 is a typo?

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Re: Raspberry PI version of Mythtv v31 still at v31.0-59?

Post by jfabernathy » Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:15 pm

very likely a typo. I can't check now because I have repurposed all my Raspberry Pis for other jobs. I don't use the RPI 4 for MythTV except in my RV when traveling and that's not possible right now due to the quarantine. So I'm just using my production MythTV backend with Nvidia Shield TV and FireTV 4K stick for our entertainment. For me there we be no MythTV experimenting until V32 is out or something breaks. I'm doing a lot of micro-controller stuff right now; circuitpython, Arduino, etc.

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Re: Raspberry PI version of Mythtv v31 still at v31.0-59?

Post by pgbennett » Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:29 pm

The latest version on bintray is v31.0-54-g445cf1fe6b-0. The latest version of v31 source is v31.0-130-g016630a35c. However the changes between 54 and 130 are almost all if not all unrelated to raspberry pi support, so I have not built a newer raspberry pi version on bintray.

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Re: Raspberry PI version of Mythtv v31 still at v31.0-59?

Post by gedakc » Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:41 pm

Thanks for the info. I will continue to test with the current package. Also thank you Peter for your efforts to improve MythTV and get it to work on Raspberry Pi and Android. :-)

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Re: Raspberry PI version of Mythtv v31 still at v31.0-59?

Post by gedakc » Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:53 pm

In March there were some improvements to Closed Captions for MythTV that were backported to v31. See Closed Captions/Subtitling issues #326

Based on the naming of the current packages, such as mythfrontend-20210221-arm64-v31.0-138-g525e3b0bb4.apk, I assume that these were built prior to the above mentioned Closed Caption improvements.

Would it be possible to get updated mythtv-light / mythtfrontend v31 packages for Raspberry Pi / Android?

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Post by pgbennett » Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:12 pm

Bintray is being discontinued. There is a new download method for raspberry pi builds. See the documentation page at https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/MythTV_Light

I have now deleted it from bintray to avoid confusion. The new download site has had mythtv-light_31.0-138-g525e3b0bb4-0_armhf_buster.deb since February 23rd.

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Re: Raspberry PI version of Mythtv v31 still at v31.0-59?

Post by gedakc » Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:39 pm

Thank you Peter for your work on MythTV and maintaining build packages for Raspberry Pi and Android. I am aware of the Bintray discontinuation notice.

My question with the MythTV 31 packages for Raspberry Pi and Android is whether these include the Closed Caption fixes mentioned as backported to v31 around March 22, 2021.

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Re: Raspberry PI version of Mythtv v31 still at v31.0-59?

Post by pgbennett » Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:47 pm

I have built and uploaded the latest v31 version (31.0-144-g563a05b7a8) of mythtv-light raspberry pi and mythfrontend android 32bit and 64bit.

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Re: Raspberry PI version of Mythtv v31 still at v31.0-59?

Post by gedakc » Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:28 pm

Awesome! I have installed this updated mythfrontend on Raspberry Pi 4 4GB and 2017 NVidia Shield and my first impressions are it works well. Thank you very much Peter. :-)

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