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After following the above instructions, XBMC is still not upgraded, the main reason why this happens is because the distribution you are using, is no longer supported and has reached an '''end of life status''.
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After following the above instructions, XBMC is still not upgraded, the main reason why this happens is because the distribution you are using, is no longer supported and has reached an '''''end of life status'''''.
  
 
See [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases Current Ubuntu releases] if your current distro is listed under End of life table, you will need to upgrade your OS to a supported release.
 
See [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases Current Ubuntu releases] if your current distro is listed under End of life table, you will need to upgrade your OS to a supported release.

Revision as of 14:08, 14 July 2014

Personal Package Archives, or PPAs are software repositories that hold compiled version of software, primarily for Ubuntu and various Ubuntu derivatives (such as Lubuntu, non-Debian versions of Linux Mint, XBMCbuntu, and many others).

The Team XBMC PPA provides the only officially supported pre-compiled binaries for Ubuntu and Ubuntu-based systems.

NOTICE All users should use the Team XBMC PPA instead of the system repositories (or any build that uses external ffmpeg/libav) for proper support and best running operation.


1 Repositories

The XBMC repositories are as follows:

https://launchpad.net/~team-xbmc/+archive/ppa ppa:team-xbmc/ppa  Final release builds
https://launchpad.net/~team-xbmc/+archive/unstable ppa:team-xbmc/unstable Betas and release candidates
https://launchpad.net/~team-xbmc/+archive/xbmc-nightly ppa:team-xbmc/xbmc-nightly Nightly builds

For the users looking for compile with the PPA build depends use in addition:

https://launchpad.net/~team-xbmc/+archive/xbmc-ppa-build-depends ppa:team-xbmc/xbmc-ppa-build-depends  Build Depends


2 FAQ

2.1 What repositories are in my sources list?

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You can get a complete listing of what repositories are part of your sources list by typing:

sudo apt-cache policy

2.2 What Version of XBMC do I currently have installed?

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You can detremine the current version of XBMC you have installed, by typing:

sudo apt-cache policy xbmc

2.3 Are any dependencies required?

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Some dependencies are required to add ppas into your distro via terminal, by typing:

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties pkg-config

2.4 How do I add or remove ppas?

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After you determined which ppa you would like to add or remove follow the instructions below.

You can remove a ppa from your distro's sources list via terminal, by typing
sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:current_XBMC_providing_ppa
You can add a ppa to your distro's sources list via terminal, by typing
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:the_ppa_you_wish_to_use

2.5 How do I install XBMC?

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After adding or removing any ppa you need to refresh your sources list and finally install XBMC, by typing:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xbmc xbmc.bin

2.6 How do I upgrade XBMC?

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After adding or removing any ppa you need to refresh your sources list and finally upgrade xbmc, by typing:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install xbmc xbmc.bin

2.7 Why wont XBMC upgrade?

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After following the above instructions, XBMC is still not upgraded, the main reason why this happens is because the distribution you are using, is no longer supported and has reached an end of life status.

See Current Ubuntu releases if your current distro is listed under End of life table, you will need to upgrade your OS to a supported release.

LTS releases are better for long term install and forget.

2.8 What are PPA build dependencies?

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These build dependencies are versions of a library pre-packaged by Team XBMC, because the distro provided versions are behind the current requirements of XBMC. Both REAME.linux and/or README.ubuntu documents using XBMC ppa build dependencies refer to these dependencies in the Team XBMC PPA's used in conjunction, when compiling on Ubuntu or derivatives distros.

3 See also