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Kodi for Fatdog-710 packages and SFS (beta)
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step

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PostPosted: Sun 11 Jun 2017, 03:39    Post subject:  Kodi for Fatdog-710 packages and SFS (beta)  

Here's a version of Kodi 17.3 compiled on Fatdog64-710 for Fatdog64-710. I consider it a beta release though I haven't noticed issues. There's a bundle of TXZ packages and a whole SFS. You also need to install or load python2. The attached tar.gz archive contains download instructions and links. Your feedback is welcome. Thank you.
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PostPosted: Sun 11 Jun 2017, 05:42    Post subject: Thanks  

Great, thanks for making this. I will report back any issues.
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PostPosted: Sun 11 Jun 2017, 11:29    Post subject: Re: Kodi for Fatdog-710 packages and SFS (beta)  

step wrote:
Here's a version of Kodi 17.3 compiled on Fatdog64-710 for Fatdog64-710. I consider it a beta release though I haven't noticed issues. There's a bundle of TXZ packages and a whole SFS. You also need to install or load python2. The attached tar.gz archive contains download instructions and links. Your feedback is welcome. Thank you.


Off hand do you know what kernel version 710 is using and if it plus Kodi works with a USB TV Tuner.

I have been making zero headway on actually getting a Hauppauge-955Q to work on Puppy-528. I haven't given up but the issues are getting deeper and deeper because the kernel in 528 is from before support was added.
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PostPosted: Sun 11 Jun 2017, 12:57    Post subject:  

Kernel 4.4.35 but I don't know about the rest of your question.
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PostPosted: Tue 13 Jun 2017, 08:35    Post subject: No issues  

After a few days, I can find no issues with this build.

A little tip. Placing the attached mouse.xml (remove the .gz extension) in /root/.kodi/userdata/keymaps/ will enable mouse-wheel volume scrolling, as opposed to the default 'seeking.'
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PostPosted: Tue 13 Jun 2017, 09:59    Post subject:  

step wrote:
Kernel 4.4.35 but I don't know about the rest of your question.


Thanks for the info.
I will continue to work on my topic time permitting
again thanks
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Gordie

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PostPosted: Sun 18 Jun 2017, 19:43    Post subject: Not working for me  

I tried to follow the directions and this is the result when starting KODI from a terminal:

Code:
# kodi]
/usr/lib64/kodi/kodi.bin: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/kodi/kodi.bin: undefined symbol: PyUnicodeUCS4_AsUTF8String
#
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Jun 2017, 11:08    Post subject:  

After some googling I suspect this error isn't directly related to Kodi. Some Internet posts suggest this is due to a version mismatch between the Cairo and Python2 packages. Specifically:
in 2012 a python user wrote:

undefined symbol: PyUnicodeUCS4_AsUTF8String

IIRC it means that cairo was compiled against a Python compiled with --enable-unicode=ucs4. But the version of Python you have was not (default is ucs2).

Maybe you can find a different version/packaging of cairo that matches this.

Let's make sure you have the default Fatdog64 python and cairo packages. Open a terminal window, type the first line below (omit the '#' character), press Enter. You should get the next two lines as output.
Code:

# slapt-get --installed | grep -e ^python-2 -e ^cairo-
cairo-1.14.6-x86_64-1 [inst=yes]: cairo 1.14.6 (Advanced 2D graphics library) 
python-2.7.11-x86_64-1 [inst=yes]: python 2.7.11 (Python programming language) 

If your output looks different, please try the following commands and report what you get.
Type the lines the start with '#' and '>>>' but omit those prefixes:
Code:

# python
Python 2.7.11 (default, Mar  8 2016, 14:58:29)
[GCC 4.8.3] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import sys
>>> print sys.maxunicode
1114111
>>> exit()

You should get 1114111.

Re-installing Python and Cairo

You can try reinstalling Python and Cairo from the Fatdog Package manager.

(Gordie, I know you know how to run gslapt. The following instructions are meant for less experienced users, should they run into this thread in the future)

1. Tray menu "Setup" > "Fatdog Control Panel"
2. Tab "System" item "Glapt Package Manager"
3. Menu "Edit" > "Preferences"
4. Tab "Sources" and ensure that one of the items is "http://distro.ibiblio.org/fatdog/packages/710" and that it's enabled. If not add such an item. Click OK to exit this dialog.
5. Click "Update" and wait until Gslapt updates its list of packages.
6. Search for "cairo", select "cairo-1.14.6-x86_64-1", right-click and select "Re-install".
7. Search for "python", select "python-2.7.11-x86_64-1", right-click and select "Re-install".
8. Button bar, click "Execute" and confirm your intention.

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Jun 2017, 11:43    Post subject: Success  

FIINALLY! Forget all the complicated instructions that suggest "alternatives". Just use .sts for KODI Also load the
Fatdog64 devx SFS from the SFS manager.

Works just like that.

This is on Fatfdog64-710 with no mods and running live on my usb stick.
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Jun 2017, 14:51    Post subject:  

Yeah, that's the idea. Fatdog64 + Kodi SFS + Fatdog64 devx SFS = Kodi works.

Users who don't want to load the devx SFS can install the python 2 package as an alternative to the devx.

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