Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#9626 closed Bug Report - General (Won't Fix)

No cpature cards configured shouldn't block the backend from running

Reported by: superm1@… Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: unknown
Component: MythTV - General Version: 0.24-fixes
Severity: medium Keywords:
Cc: Ticket locked: no


Previous versions of MythTV (0.23 and earlier) allowed the backend to run without any capture card defined.

This allows the user to install the packages, use the software a little bit (albeit without TV functions, just videos, music, pictures) and then configure TV later.

I know there is now a dummy capture card, but it doesn't make sense to set that for all default installs.

Just commenting out the scheduler code that throws an error allows the backend to run. The frontend actually tells the user when they go to watch TV that no capture card is defined.

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allow_no_tuners.patch (715 bytes) - added by superm1@… 9 years ago.

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Change History (3)

Changed 9 years ago by superm1@…

Attachment: allow_no_tuners.patch added

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Raymond Wagner

Resolution: Won't Fix
Status: newclosed

Tunerless backends were never an officially supported mode of operation, and there are other parts of MythTV that are known to not work properly with no tuners. That's why this 'flaw' was not corrected last year when it was first introduced. With the current plan of replacing mythtv-setup with a webserver integrated into mythbackend, mythbackend will be required to function in a tunerless mode in order to be configured, and this issue will be resolved at that time.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by superm1@…

OK, thanks for that confirmation. Not to start a thorough discussion in trac, but would you mind documenting the other areas known to break?

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