Package Details: kodi-addon-pvr-hts 4.4.21-1

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Package Base: kodi-addon-pvr-hts
Description: Tvheadend HTSP PVR client addon for Kodi
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Keywords: hts kodi pvr tvheadend
Licenses: GPL
Groups: kodi-addons
Submitter: AlD
Maintainer: AlD
Last Packager: AlD
Votes: 26
Popularity: 0.51
First Submitted: 2015-08-11 02:08
Last Updated: 2020-03-14 01:11

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wuestengecko commented on 2020-03-15 23:18

@willemw: It's not a problem to use VCS sources if you guarantee to actually fetch that version (usually by targetting the specific release tag). The official kernel package actually does just that. However it's usually preferred to use tarballs, because these a) can be checksummed easily and b) are often signed contrary to (often) unsigned git tags. And also, you don't fetch the entire development history when downloading a tarball (which is especially relevant for large projects, not so much this addon).

@AlD: Two issues with that.

  1. You're targetting the current branch tip, which will change whenever upstream releases something and thus does not fit the above criteria (i.e. #branch=Leia always refers to the newest version of the package, not what is defined by $pkgver). This behaviour is only desired in VCS packages.
  2. This has led to $pkgver and the upstream version drifting out of sync, which is against Arch's packaging standards. That isn't really an immediate problem just in terms of pacman detecting upgrades, but it will probably lead to confusion if anyone wants to make a bug report ("I have v4.4.21 installed from the AUR" - "But the current version is v4.4.20 ..." -- and that's the harmless case).

I suggest that, when upstream releases the next version (assuming that is going to be 4.4.21), you only bump $pkgrel to get $pkgver back in sync, and in that same commit change the source=() to refer to something like #tag=$pkgver-$_kodi_branch, with $_kodi_branch=Leia replacing the (now obsolete) $_gitver. (Alternatively change the git source to use the Github-generated tarballs, but that's mainly a thing of package maintainer's preference.)

I can prepare a patch to the PKGBUILD tomorrow if I wasn't clear enough on what I meant. :)

willemw commented on 2020-02-19 21:12

@AID: OK, I missed that. There already exists a package with a VCS name (kodi-addon-pvr-hts-git).

This package does not end on "-git", but the source files are from VCS. Is that not a problem? AUR helpers may not update this package when requested (--devel), because the package name does not end on "-git".

AlD commented on 2020-02-19 20:57

@willemw, AFAIK check-summing is not supported for VCS sources.

willemw commented on 2020-02-17 17:08

The md5sum should not be 'SKIP'.

jody commented on 2019-05-18 23:48

upgraded from kodi 17.6.8 to leia 18.2 and there is a video problem. also re-produced same issue on 2nd machine with arch, anyone else having issues?

mindjoy commented on 2019-02-16 16:18

I changed 'kodi-dev>=18.0' to 'kodi-dev', then everything upgraded properly and working fine now.

AlD commented on 2019-02-08 14:37

I had rolled forward with the original changes for Kodi 18 again, since it landed in Arch meanwhile. Are you still experiencing problems? kodi-rbp-dev should fulfill all dependencies.

ReekyMarko commented on 2019-02-07 21:56

@AID I jumped the gun a bit too when flagging this out of date, so sorry about that. What we could do is roll this back to the latest version that works with krypton (3.something I believe) and make a separate -git version of this package for people who run kodi-devel or kodi-git. Just my 2 cents

EDIT: And yes, I should have checked, there is already a -git package. Ignore everything what I said about the separate package.

mindjoy commented on 2019-02-02 04:30

Well, kodi-rbp-dev 18.0-1 is out there: There is also specified: provides=('kodi-dev') Now, I am not sure why it does not install.

AlD commented on 2019-02-01 09:38

@mindjoy Yeah, you're right. I jumped the gun a bit, because someone had marked this package outdated. I'll roll back the change until Kodi 18 is in repos.