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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:07 pm    Post subject: Is Emby-server abandoned on gentoo? Reply with quote

I use emby on my server and the last update on megacoffee is for version 3.4.1.0, and they are already on version 4.0.2.0.
The web version works fine but when accessing via the app on my phone or tablet it just won't load.
Is anyone working on releasing new versions of the server on gentoo?
Are there any good alternatives, except plex?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry, I couldn't find either emby or megacoffee from portage at all. Are you using some overlay, or have they been removed from portage tree?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

megacoffee seems the overlay that provided this ebuild.
Unrelated to the portage tree.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, megacoffee is the overlay, I posted in unsupported software forum as I guessed here would be the most adequate. If not please tell.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should ask the overlay maintainer to update it, changes are they aren't reading Gentoo forums and this will not reach them.

You can also try to keep it up-to-date in your local overlay.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the Emby forums, this thread has an answer from the megacoffee guy:

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Unfortunately I haven't had any luck (and limited time to fiddle with) compiling 3.5.x with mono and .net core build scripts are not available.

Also, as the devs have moved to a closed source model for 3.6 and newer, I cannot provide source ebuilds for emby anymore.

While it would technically be possible to provide ebuilds for binary builds, I don't really think this to be a good way to continue. This has multiple reasons:

I can't provide any insights as to what is contained in the downloaded software package.
As far as I can see the team seems to mainly go for providing customized (at least in configuration possibly codewise) ffmpeg builds without an easy possibility for me to know whats inside and how to reproduce with ffmpeg builds provided through portage means.

I guess it's better to switch to the docker builds from now on.

Additionally I kind of lost my motivation to support emby at all. The way the project moved from open source to closed source and the whole communication around it (on 'both sides' and in some aspects the lack of it), the fast but incompatible way server releases and client updates are pushed are a real annoyance to me. I was forced to update the server 3 times last year just because the xbox client 'had to' be updated in a way denying access to a perfectly fine working server. Additionally the web interface continually worstened to a point where it simply SUCKS to be used on the xbox browser. I liked emby a lot. Moved from plex and plex premiere to emby and emby premiere, it seems it is time to move to something new now.

Edit: If someone wants to create binary ebuilds feel free to reuse and adapt whatever scripts (like the init.rc and systemd scripts) I created.


Just an FYI, there's been a true open-source fork of Emby called Jellyfin: https://github.com/jellyfin/jellyfin
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