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Old 05-01-2013, 01:39 PM   #1
NotAComputerGuy
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Debian and XBMC


I'm looking to update my XBMC due to a bug that is solved by installing a more modern version of XBMC on my computer, unfortunately, I don't know how to do that.

According to XBMC ( http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title...r_Linux#Debian ) I need to visit a webpage which has a load of .deb packages, but I have no idea what packages I actually need to install, or in what order as I normally let aptitude do it all for me.

Can anyone give me guidance or a how to?

Thanks
 
Old 05-01-2013, 06:24 PM   #2
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I can't imagine anyone will be able to find a better guide than the page it already linked you to. Aside from not being in English (which is hardly a concern with a modern web browser like Chrome), it gives very clear guidance on how to use the packages.
 
Old 05-01-2013, 06:43 PM   #3
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Which bug is fixed? I ask because I use xbmc on my Debian installs also.
 
Old 05-02-2013, 01:26 AM   #4
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Timothy, the problem I have is dependencies for pretty much every add-on are looking for a different version to what I have. This wouldn't be a problem if I could uninstall those add-ons, but I can't. I've tried 'aptitude purge' but the problem remains, hence why I need a later version.

MS3FGX, thanks for the response, but I don't use Chrome and equally I don't know what it is you're getting at. I can see all the packages there, but I have no idea which I need or in which order, hence why I am asking the question.
 
Old 05-02-2013, 02:47 AM   #5
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it looks quite straightforward: you need to add the repo and make an update
I think you can follow this page: http://debian.oppserver.net/xbmc/, but if you have any questions about that I will gladly translate it or help you...
 
Old 05-02-2013, 03:32 AM   #6
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1. Can you tell us what verion of XBMC is currently installed on your LMDE box.
2. LMDE is a "rolling release" based on Debian Testing I believe. Do you regularly update your system?
3, I'm running XBMC on Debian Wheezy (soon to be Jessie) and I have Version: 2:11.0~git20120510.82388d5-1. Is that the version you have? or is that the version you want?
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:09 PM   #7
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The current version I have of XBMC is 3:12.0~git201210-dmo2 and my system is updated often.

I just want a later version of XBMC. The reason is I get the error as mentioned in this thread: http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=150985 The solution there is to 'get an updated version' of XBMC.

I have no idea what the equivalent version of Mint Debian I am running, and likewise I'm not actually sure which commands I'm supposed to run from that page. Using the German I learnt at school, a few years ago now, I understand "oder" means "or", so from my basic understanding it's seems I shouldn't be running all those commands.
 
Old 05-02-2013, 11:50 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by NotAComputerGuy View Post
The current version I have of XBMC is 3:12.0~git201210-dmo2 and my system is updated often.

I just want a later version of XBMC. The reason is I get the error as mentioned in this thread: http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=150985 The solution there is to 'get an updated version' of XBMC.
I don't think there is a "later version of XBMC than the one you have!?!? On the XBMC website we see an entry from 9 April 2013
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XBMC 12.2pre testing
April 9th, 2013 natethomas 42 comments

In between coding up exciting new features, we have been hard at work pushing as many fixes as possible into the next bug fix release of XBMC 12. With 12.2, we’d like to ask your help in performing some bug testing, prior to the release.
This comes from xbmc.org
Where do you get a version more recent than the one you have now?
jdk
 
Old 05-03-2013, 01:30 PM   #9
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Well, updating to 12.2 would be more recent than 12.0. Can anyone advise which commands I would use or what the difference is between the commands listed? According to /etc/debian_version I have wheezy/sid.
 
Old 05-03-2013, 01:38 PM   #10
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thanks for the reminder, i ran these commands:
Code:
schneidz@xbmc:~$ sudo apt-get update
schneidz@xbmc:~$ sudo apt-get install xbmc
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  xbmc-bin
Suggested packages:
  xbmc-test-helper libva-intel-vaapi-driver
Recommended packages:
  python-qt3
The following packages will be upgraded:
  xbmc xbmc-bin
2 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 40 not upgraded.
Need to get 34.8 MB of archives.
After this operation, 1,277 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
 
Old 05-03-2013, 11:25 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by NotAComputerGuy View Post
Well, updating to 12.2 would be more recent than 12.0. Can anyone advise which commands I would use or what the difference is between the commands listed? According to /etc/debian_version I have wheezy/sid.
Here's what said about 12.0:
Quote:
Package xbmc

experimental (rc-buggy) (video): XBMC Media Center (arch-independent data package)
2:12.0~git20130127.fb595f2-1: all
And you want 12.2?
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