briandlong at gmail
Nov 11, 2010, 6:49 AM
Post #4 of 5
On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 4:42 PM, Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm [at] atrpms> wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-11-08 at 09:34 -0500, Brian Long wrote:
>> I was wondering if anyone else has tried installing MythTV on a
>> bare-bones F14 install. I'm playing with an 8GB USB stick, so I
>> installed Fedora minimal and I'm building from there. When I
>> installed mythtv, it didn't bring in the required fonts for the
>> themes, so when I try to start mythfrontend, it complains about
>> missing "Arial" and a few other things, then exits.
>> It appears to me that a certain assumption was made on requirements
>> when I look at the rpm -qR of the mythtv* RPMs; they don't require
>> basic things like xorg*, fonts, etc. Is this because all the
>> requirements change names between RHEL & Fedora and having the logic
>> inside the .spec would not be much fun?
> The answer is mixed, there can be two issues:
> A) the dependencies were missed, for example certain required fonts
> count as bugs here, if you can find out which fonts were needed by
> which (sub)packages we can fix this.
The Graphite and Arclight themes required some of the Liberation and
DejaVu fonts on my F14 system, but I'm not sure which ones
specifically. I installed liberation* and dejavu* (like 12 RPMs in
total) and the themes looked right.
> B) The dependencies are not hard ones, for example you could be running
> mythtv completely on a headless system and only connecting remotely
> to it, so many xorg-x11 packages would be missing (not the libs
> though). Compare this to other packages like firefox/openoffice that
> also usually run on the local system but would not setup dependencies
> for pulling in X11 or similar packages.
> It like to fix anything related to A, and for B you could create
> yum/repomd groups similar to say @gnome-desktop, @kde-desktop or
> @web-server, e.g. @mythtv-desktop and @mythtv-server. I would love to
> have comps*.xml at ATrpms to allow user to simply
> yum install @mythtv-desktop
> and live happily ever after. :)
I like the idea of a mythtv-server and mythtv-frontend or desktop yum group.
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