Opened 11 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#6035 closed defect (wontfix)

Tarball doesn't track 0.21-fixes

Reported by: mrandtx@… Owned by: Robert Kulagowski
Priority: minor Milestone: 0.22
Component: Documentation Version: 0.21-fixes
Severity: medium Keywords:
Cc: Ticket locked: no

Description

mythtv-HOWTO-5, in all the methods it is distributed (official web page, tarball, and the copy that is on the mediawiki) is outdated. It contains the following advice:

<<The first is to download the latest release in tarball format and compile. The tarball release of MythTV should work on a wide variety of systems and should be the preferred method for new users.>>

Unfortunately, the tarball is not actively maintained, and is therefore outdated.

Attachments (2)

HOWTO.21.patch.gz (1.3 KB) - added by mrandtx@… 10 years ago.
Update 0.21-fixes documentation to not encourage tarball usage
HOWTO.trunk.patch.gz (1.4 KB) - added by mrandtx@… 10 years ago.
Update trunk documentation to not encourage tarball usage

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Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Dibblah

Owner: changed from Robert Kulagowski to Isaac Richards
Status: newassigned
Summary: mythtv-HOWTO-5 ("Downloading and compiling") is outdatedTarball doesn't track 0.21-fixes

The tarball is actively maintained on releases. It appears that it is not updated when 0.21-fixes is, however.

Changed 10 years ago by mrandtx@…

Attachment: HOWTO.21.patch.gz added

Update 0.21-fixes documentation to not encourage tarball usage

Changed 10 years ago by mrandtx@…

Attachment: HOWTO.trunk.patch.gz added

Update trunk documentation to not encourage tarball usage

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by mrandtx@…

I wasn't really proposing more work for the devs to keep the tarball up-to-date. While an automated process for generating the tarball could be instituted, it seems unnecessary considering the ease of subversion use.

This can be easily resolved with the attached patches which suggest minor change to the documentation (some of which would be helpful regardless of an automated tarball generation).

Sorry for the gziped files - trac rejected the submissions because it contains URL's.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by Robert Kulagowski

Owner: changed from Isaac Richards to Robert Kulagowski
Status: assignedaccepted

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by stuartm

Milestone: 0.22

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by stuartm

Component: documentationDocumentation
Resolution: wontfix
Status: acceptedclosed

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