forumisto
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i can't install xbmc on raspbian

Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:14 pm

Hello
I use raspbian since last week, I downloaded the latest version.
Today, I was going to install xbmc to test it.
I executed apt-get update and apt-get upgrade (both with sudo), then install xbmc with apt-get install xbmc. The output is:

Next packages have failed dependencies:
xbmc : Depends: xbmc-bin (>= 2:11.0~git20120510.82388d5-1) but not is instalable
Depends: xbmc-bin (< 2:11.0~git20120510.82388d5-1.1~) but not is instalable
Recommends: python-qt3 but it will not install
E: We were unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

If I wrote apt-cache search xbmc, I obtain:

libnfo1 - an NFO file parser/writer library
minidlna - lightweight DLNA/UPnP-AV server targeted at embedded systems
xbmc - XBMC Media Center (arch-independent data package)
xbmc-data - XBMC Media Center (transitional package)
xbmc-eventclients-common - XBMC Media Center (Event Client Common package)
xbmc-eventclients-dev - XBMC Media Center (Event Client Dev package)
xbmc-eventclients-j2me - XBMC Media Center (Event Client J2ME package)
xbmc-eventclients-ps3 - XBMC Media Center (Event Client PS3 package)
xbmc-eventclients-xbmc-send - XBMC Media Center (Event Client XBMC-SEND package)
xbmc-skin-confluence - XBMC Media Center (transitional package)
xbmc-standalone - XBMC Media Center (transitional package)
omxplayer - Command line media player for Raspberry Pi

xbmc-bin doesn't appear. :shock:

The Packages file on http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/rasp ... ary-armhf/ has 0 bytes of size :?

What's happen?

Thanks

forumisto
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Re: i can't install xbmc on raspbian

Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:27 pm

The Packages.bz2 file on http://archive.raspbian.org/raspbian/di ... ary-armhf/ , one time uncompressed, it doesn't have information about xbmc-bin package.

Is it an error in the repository?

Thanks

Lepirate62
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Re: i can't install xbmc on raspbian

Wed May 01, 2013 5:09 pm

I'm encountering the same trouble... Hope there will be a response here.

RobHenry
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Location: UK

Re: i can't install xbmc on raspbian

Wed May 01, 2013 6:58 pm

You can't install xbmc on raspbian from the repo. Try this:

http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianXBMC

Or use a dedicated xbmc build if you have a spare sd card.

redthree
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Joined: Wed May 01, 2013 6:48 pm

Re: i can't install xbmc on raspbian

Wed May 01, 2013 8:16 pm

Hi There,

I did manage to install XBMC on Raspbian via apt-get (http://elinux.org/RPi_XBMC#Installing_X ... aspberrypi)

... but it did not work very well (very sluggish video performance).

In the end i went for the option of using a seperate SD card and installing via the network image on raspbmc (http://www.raspbmc.com/download/).

That worked flawlessly and plays video beautifully either from an USB drive or the network.

Mike

TheRealLoon
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Re: i can't install xbmc on raspbian

Wed May 01, 2013 10:57 pm

RobHenry wrote:You can't install xbmc on raspbian from the repo. Try this:

http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianXBMC

Or use a dedicated xbmc build if you have a spare sd card.
Then tell me how myself and others have done so.
I just cannot do it again as of 4/30/2013. :o
If others are experiencing this now it must be broken somewhere else. I'll try contacting Michael Gorven and point him this thread.

RobHenry
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Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:04 pm
Location: UK

Re: i can't install xbmc on raspbian

Thu May 02, 2013 5:52 am

TheRealLoon wrote:
RobHenry wrote:You can't install xbmc on raspbian from the repo. Try this:

http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianXBMC

Or use a dedicated xbmc build if you have a spare sd card.
Then tell me how myself and others have done so.
I just cannot do it again as of 4/30/2013. :o
If others are experiencing this now it must be broken somewhere else. I'll try contacting Michael Gorven and point him this thread.
Yourself and others have not installed xbmc from the official repo. :roll:

forumisto
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Re: i can't install xbmc on raspbian

Thu May 02, 2013 6:54 am

In previous installation on raspbian, I installed XBMC from not official repository and it worked very well.
Unfurtunely, that installation crashed it (the filesystem) and I have lost the repository.

Anyone knows a repository for XMBC?

thanks

TheRealLoon
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Joined: Wed May 01, 2013 7:32 pm

Re: i can't install xbmc on raspbian

Fri May 03, 2013 1:30 am

RobHenry wrote:
TheRealLoon wrote:
RobHenry wrote:You can't install xbmc on raspbian from the repo. Try this:

http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianXBMC

Or use a dedicated xbmc build if you have a spare sd card.
Then tell me how myself and others have done so.
I just cannot do it again as of 4/30/2013. :o
If others are experiencing this now it must be broken somewhere else. I'll try contacting Michael Gorven and point him this thread.
Yourself and others have not installed xbmc from the official repo. :roll:
Although new to Linux and its inner workings I did not claim to install from the repo but the same 3rd party apt source, http://michael.gorven.za.net/raspberrypi/xbmc but as described by the aurthor in the first post of this particular thread. If Michael Gorvens' method does indeed use the official Repo please help by updating the page at http://elinux.org/RPi_XBMC#Installing_X ... aspberrypi. ;)

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