Package Base Details: vdr

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Submitter: lotho
Maintainer: CReimer (M-Reimer)
Last Packager: M-Reimer
Votes: 60
Popularity: 0.34
First Submitted: 2006-06-19 17:17
Last Updated: 2020-02-16 10:09

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eworm commented on 2014-01-20 08:32

Project managers do have stupid ideas about how to install software... There is no need to follow these stupid advises when it works a lot better otherwise.
With "non-standard" you refer to what the project manager states in the INSTALL file? How about the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS) [o] every software (and distribution) should follow?

Place the scripts in /etc/vdr/ if you prefer that. But no one except pacman should ever create and/or change files in /usr/.


azleifel commented on 2014-01-19 22:45

Thank you for your suggestion eworm. My package provides a standard, per INSTALL file, installation of vdr and the service file I've included supports a standard installation. Your systemd unit is most definitely non-standard, in addition to proposing that executable files be placed in /var/lib.

eworm commented on 2014-01-15 09:24

Generally forcing the admin to write files to /usr/bin/ is a bad idea, expecting any kind of configuration there is even worse.

If this kind of stuff is really needed... How about changing the systemd unit to contain something like this:


The dash should make the script execute only if it exists.

azleifel commented on 2014-01-09 19:45

* Updated to version 2.0.5

azleifel commented on 2013-10-25 21:06

* Updated to version 2.0.4

azleifel commented on 2013-09-01 15:38

* Updated to version 2.0.3

Tarqi commented on 2013-08-12 19:18

However, on my machine it segfaults without vdrsymbols-ttf. After installing, it doesn't, maybe because of the dependencies (xorg-font-utils) of vdrsymbols-ttf.
So i got it running with _only_ vnsiserver-git (vnsiserver3 -> frodo branch) as (additional) plugin. -> Solved :)
Again, thanks for your attention. (PS: I know the MANUAL...)

azleifel commented on 2013-08-12 19:06

My experience is that VDR doesn't segfault if the vdrsymbols font isn't installed, which is why it's an optional dependency. The extrecmenu plugin does, however, depend on the vdrsymbols font.

I've fixed the install file. The install script is still bad because it assumes that the vdr user is to be called "vdr". If there is a preexisting user called vdr, created for some other purpose, then that user will find that they own all of vdr's settings files.

I've always found the MANUAL that comes with vdr (installed in /usr/share/doc/vdr) to be usefully informative.

Tarqi commented on 2013-08-11 22:40

VDR segfaults if vdrsymbols-ttf is not installed. Please add it as a dependency in the PKGBUILD.

Also the install script contains a wrong if/else/fi part for setting the owner of /var/lib/vdr{/*}.

Note: Deleted previous comments to avoid confusion.

Tarqi commented on 2013-08-11 20:34

The Message about the DVB-Api made me unsettled, so i thought this has something to do with the seqfault.

I installed: vdr, vnsiserver, wirbelscan, runvdr-extreme

Tried with plugins and without _any_ plugin, with runvdr and vdr itself.
Maybe i need a dummy output plugin? (It's a headless server.)

I fear i made a mistake then, shame on me if so.
Any hint would be nice. Thanks a lot.