Opened 14 months ago

Closed 14 months ago

#13524 closed Patch - Feature (Fixed)

Feature patch - make libavc1394-devel optional for CentOS 8

Reported by: Gary Buhrmaster Owned by: Stuart Auchterlonie
Priority: minor Milestone: 31.0
Component: Ansible Version: Master Head
Severity: medium Keywords:
Cc: Ticket locked: no


Do not require installation of the libavc1394-devel package for CentOS 8.

This is another "it's complicated" issue.

Background: With RHEL8 (and CentOS 8), the libavc1394 library is shipped.  However, the related -devel package is not. A request ( ) has been made for RH to include the devel package in the CRB repo, which, when resolved, will eventually be included in the CentOS 8 AppStream? repo(1).  However, there is no known schedule(2) for resolution of the CRB build (there are a number of

-devel packages which have been requested to match their shipping libraries for RHEL8).

So, as firewire support is a somewhat targeted requirement, do not require installation support in CentOS 8 ansible at the moment.  Once the request for building the -devel library is addressed, this patch can be reverted.

(1) Different name because, apparently, CodeReady? is a service? mark of RH.

(2) These are the times when I miss having a access to a RH TAM to ask for planning (not committed) purposes for scheduling.

Proposed patch follows:

From 90a882371be77c68b4e27eedb2fea0b309d2c212 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Gary Buhrmaster <>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2019 00:45:55 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] do not require libavc1394-devel for CentOS 8

 roles/mythtv-dnf/tasks/main.yml | 8 +++++++-
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/roles/mythtv-dnf/tasks/main.yml b/roles/mythtv-dnf/tasks/main.yml
index 0909f81..9c53b66 100644
--- a/roles/mythtv-dnf/tasks/main.yml
+++ b/roles/mythtv-dnf/tasks/main.yml
@@ -68,7 +68,6 @@
       - libvdpau-devel
       - libcec-devel
       - libass-devel
-      - libavc1394-devel
       - libiec61883-devel
       - fftw-devel
       - libcrystalhd-devel
@@ -79,6 +78,13 @@
       - libvpx-devel
       - libbluray-bdj
+- name: add optional build libraries - Fedora only
+  set_fact:
+    dnf_pkg_lst:
+      - '{{ dnf_pkg_lst }}'
+      - libavc1394-devel
+  when: ansible_distribution == "Fedora"
 - name: add mythtv essential python modules

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 14 months ago by Stuart Auchterlonie

Milestone: needs_triage31.0
Status: newaccepted

comment:2 Changed 14 months ago by Stuart Auchterlonie

Resolution: Fixed
Status: acceptedclosed
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