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Old 06-05-2005, 05:30 AM   #1
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Good TV program for AMD64 in Gentoo


Hello there.

I've got a fairly standard bt878 card,and I've just stuck it in my new AMD64 box. Trouble is, all the programs available to watch it are masked. Something about an ~amd64 keyword.

I'm guessing this means there aren't any ebuilds yet for the 64-bit platform?

I have 32-bit compatibility enabled, so that shouldn't be a problem...

Does anybody know how to get around this, or failing that, a good TV app that'll compile properly on an x86_64 machine?
 
Old 06-05-2005, 07:53 AM   #2
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type ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="amd64"   emerge   packagename

Substitute packagename for whatever you like. I'd recommend a MythTV box myself, but KDE's TV app should work as well. The thing about being masked it that they are considered "unstable", but on a 64bit platform, that could simply be a lack of testing. I've found gentoo to be the most stable of any 64bit platform.
 
Old 06-05-2005, 03:46 PM   #3
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OK, thanks for that - it seems to work.

Unfortunately, even though mythtv is available in the portage tree for amd64 without any over-riding to be done, it wont compile properly. Kdetv has to be overridden, but since its ./configure script has a couple of lines mentioning 64-bit architectures, I reckon your hunch is right and it just hasn't been tested enough to be considered stable. (And I've seen it in SuSE's 64-bit offering.)

Trouble is though, kdetv has fallen victim to another of my current woes - it's dependant on Ghostscript, and that has an even nastier compiler problem...
 
Old 06-05-2005, 08:30 PM   #4
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I use tvtime and it works quite well. Gentoo would probably have an ebuild but I'm not on 64bit so I can't comment about that. Nice, slim but good app though
 
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Ah, woo! I installed that earlier, but it couldn't find my TV card... It seems to work now, though!

Must be something to do with the new kernel setup I put in yesterday.

Thanks for that - I can watch the TV again!


I'd still like to have Kdetv, though - I reckon it's generally a nicer UI...
 
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http://packages.gentoo.org/search/?sstring=Kdetv

there is a stable release as well as a couple 'testing' releases. emerge kdetv should do it

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Actually the stable release is for x86, but it should still emerge if you use the ACCEPT_KEYWORDS

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Old 06-06-2005, 10:41 AM   #7
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Like I linked to though, kdetv is dependant on Ghostscript. But when I try to compile Ghostscript, my system freezes...

Tvtime seems to be alright, though
 
  


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