On Sun, Apr 14, 2013 at 8:45 AM, John Pilkington <J.Pilk(a)tesco.net> wrote:
Hi: I've been happily using the ATrpms repo for more than 8
years, but it
feels like time to test the water over here.
I have a laptop now running under ScientificLinux 6.4, with kde 4.10.2 and
Qt 4.8.4 from the kde-unstable repo, and MythTV 0.26.0-7.el6 from
rpmfusion. Some parts of the recent installation process weren't planned,
but to my surprise the system seems to be working well.
I'm glad the package is working for you! I had an issue with CentOS 6 so
gave up and went back to Fedora, which is a pity I was really looking
forward to not having to upgrade my MythTV as frequently.
One part of the working system is still from Atrpms. MythTV under the
current SL6 kernel doesn't recognise the tuner - a PCTV 290e
device - so I'm running an earlier kernel with video4linux driver package
and kmdl from ATrpms; the last sync with linuxtv was in Nov 2011.
In browsing the rpmfusion repo I haven't recognised packages that might
provide this functionality. What am I missing?
Nothing really. The problem is that the v4l package in RHEL/CentOS is very
old, but unlike ATRPMs, RPM Fusion has a policy, like Fedora EPEL, of not
providing packages that already exist in the upstream (or EPEL)
repositories. I don't completely understand the relationship between the
driver, library, and utility packages, but you can reference this BZ bug I
submitted some time ago for more information. Thus far, RH has declined to
update the v4l package.