Some sometimes asked questions...
Q) Why not just run mythtv-status from your .profile (or similar)?
A) Simple reason, speed. When I first wrote mythtv-status I was running it
out of my .profile, bit it slowed down logging in by about 2-3 seconds.
Which was just enough to be annoying.
That is why I decided to update the MOTD instead. This way how long the
script takes to run doesn't matter, you never have to run it
I've had some reports that running mythtv-status from a .profile is okay
on faster machines (I have a PIII 800...).
Q) What provides the perl API?
A) It comes from the MythTV svn repository:
It is also on trunk (obviously).
If you are using Christian Marillat's Debian packages then it is called
mythtv-perl (apt-get install mythtv-perl). Christian's packages are
Q) I want to see disk space individually for each of my storage groups, how
can I do this?
A) If you're using storage groups then you're currently running 0.21 or newer,
You will need to, apply a couple of patches to MythTV and recompile. The
patches are known to apply against r15127. If they don't, please let me
Grab the patches from:
- http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/4280 (the latest patch)
Apply them, using something like the following from the root of your MythTV
patch -p1 < 0001-Return-the-storage-group-data-using-a-sensible-XML-a.patch
patch -p1 < 0003-Allow-defining-different-versions-of-the-XML-without.2.patch
(The names might vary if I update the patches)