Category: Apple

Installing Shepherd onto OSX Lion

I’ve been building a replacement server for my current mythtv box that is running on OS X Lion.

To install shepherd epg grabber I used the following procedure:


Install Active Perl form ActiveState.

make sure you add activeperl to your .profile:
export PATH=/usr/local/ActivePerl-5.16/bin:/opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:$PATH

install shepherd prerequisites:

sudo cpan
install XML::Parser
install XML::Twig
install XML::Writer
install Date::Manip
install LWP
install Memoize
install Storable
install HTML::Parser
install HTML::TreeBuilder
install SOAP::Lite
install CGI
install Term::ProgressBar
install PerlIO::gzip
install Compress::Zlib
install Lingua::Preferred
install Unicode::String
install Lingua::EN::Numbers::Ordinate
install Log::TraceMessages
install WWW::Mechanize
install HTML::TableExtract
install Net::SSL
install XML::LibXML



Install perl MySQL client

ppm install DBD-mysql


then install HTTP Cache Transparent proxy

ppm install HTTP-cache-transparent


Download xmltv

uncompress xmltv, change directories and compile

perl Makefile.PL


Purchase a 2nd Apple TV (version 3)

Been wishing to purchase another Apple TV, as we tend to have all our media in iTunes, so this makes things really easy. Had been moving another unit between rooms, so bought another one to stop us having to do that.

Our other unit is a Apple TV (version 2) unit.

Mountain Lion

Installed Mountain Lion for a look on weekend. Certainly different.

Didn’t use it long enough to draw any sort of opinion just yet, so will keep playing around. The first thing I do remember seeing was the way files are now displayed during file copy process using Finder was good. I quite liked this so far.

Back to Macintosh

I’ve been wanting to buy another Macintosh for a while, ever since I sold the Mac Mini I had earlier in the year.

Plan was to go back to the iMac, however considering how old the current model is, it’s clearly due for update. But who knows when?

Decided to let my wife get a new machine this year, so I ended up buying a 2nd hand iMac instead, this will do what I need it to do. Already got Lion on it and all the other items, still a bit of applications to be installed and data to be sorted out. It’s not going to happen overnight, but I will get it all done over time.

Going to be good to have a single place where the two iPad’s can sync too.