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XBMC for Debian Wheezy

 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:24 am    Post subject: XBMC for Debian Wheezy Reply with quote

So far, the latest XBMC is not available as a package outside Ubuntu. I've created a script that installs XBMC from source on a minimal Wheezy system.

Prerequisites:
  • At least a minimal Wheezy system, newer may or may not work
  • Working internet connection
  • Add the contrib and non-free sections for the standard Debian repo's, as well as the multi-media repo from Marrilat: http://www.deb-multimedia.org/

When that's done, fetch the script here Next, rename the script from .txt to .sh then make it executable with chmod +x Prior to running the script, check and tweak it to suit your system. Once satisfied all's well, run the script.

What it does:
First, it prepares your system to install and build XBMC by installing the required dependencies. Next, it fetches the latest version from the Git repo, then compiles a required library as the supplied version is too old. Then it configures the xbmc source and starts compiling, the actual build process. Lastly, it gives you a clue on how to start xbmc.

I've tested the script in a virtual machine and it works. The script isn't fail-safe, you may brick your machine! (OK, maybe not that bad, but it can do serious damage to your data!) Use at your own risk!

Thoughts, suggestions and success reports welcome Mr. Green

PS: it does not install any graphical interface, it's your desicion to use Gnome3, KDE4, XFCE or any other desktop manager...
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