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XBMC installation [SOLVED]

Postby gizmoatwork on Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:57 am

Hi all.

I'm quite new to Linux Mint. So I'm a bit confused. I was using Ubuntu before, so I get lost sometimes. :?

Well, here is my trouble : I'm trying to install XBMC. I've added the jaunty-PDA as mentioned (because I use Mint 7) here :
http://xbmc.org/forum/showthread.php?t=33327

But I get the error message "Unable to find expected entry free/binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)"
What am I doing wrong ?
I've tried to configure the PGP key but Linux Mint doesn't have the menu System->Administration->Software Sources and click the Authentication tab

Some help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks guys.
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Re: XBMC installation

Postby emorrp1 on Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:30 pm

You can manage sources either from the command line or from Synaptic --> Settings --> Repositories. It looks possible that you've set the "section" as "free" instead of "main"
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Re: XBMC installation

Postby gizmoatwork on Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:29 pm

Thank you very much.

Indeed, I changed the section to "main" and it works :D
Can you explain what it does ?
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Re: XBMC installation [resolved]

Postby emorrp1 on Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:06 pm

basically there's some jiggery-pokery magic to turn the deb line into a URL pointing to a list of packages available from that repo. With free instead of main, the URL was simply invalid.
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