Friday, 14 October 2011

Goodbye Mythtv

I knew there was a reason I hadn't updated my system in a while, it wanted install rubbish I don't want.

Dependencies Resolved

Package Arch
PackageKit i686
Removing for dependencies:
PackageKit-glib i686
PackageKit-gstreamer-plugin i686
PackageKit-yum i686
k3b i686
k3b-common noarch
k3b-libs i686
kdebase-runtime i686
kdebase-runtime-flags noarch
kdebase-runtime-libs i686
kdelibs i686
kdemultimedia-libs i686
kdepimlibs i686
mythtv-common i686
mythtv-frontend i686
mythtv-libs i686
phonon i686
phonon-backend-gstreamer i686
qt-webkit i686

Transaction Summary
Remove 19 Package(s)

Installed size: 161 M
Is this ok [y/N]:

All I can say is "What the Deuce?"

I'm pretty sick of fighting with this type of bullshit. Why the fuck is anything depending on that PackageKit crap?

So yes, it is ok to remove that snot - it's only a console that saves me walking into the next room to set what i'm going to record anyway. And it's only tv. wodim is easier to use than k3b for burning isos for that matter.

How poetic ... (just arrived in email):
    Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 00:13:22 -0400
    From: "Wordsmith" <>
    Subject: A.Word.A.Day--vituperation

    This week's theme: Negative words

    vituperation (vy-too-puh-RAY-shuhn, -tyoo-, vi-) noun

    Bitter and abusive language; condemnation.

    [From Latin vituperare (to blame), from vitium (fault) + parare (to make or
    prepare). Earliest documented use: 1481.]

Later ...

So this episode got me searching for a blacklist option, and I found the exclude option for yum.



It seems it had something to do with the phonone-backend-gstreamer and there are alternatives which don't need such rubbish.

Never did like gstreamer ...

Chances are the mythtv guys have changed the database format again, so i might hold off on trying to install it anyway: i've had enough excitement for one day. The secret is N-tier architecture guys ...

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