Adding XBMC to RetroPie

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  • #6483
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    royenroy
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    Hello everyone! I recently got my Raspberry Pi to work with RetroPie, and I absolutely love it. Yet, when I was searching on Google to look for possibilities to use both RetroPie and Xbmc, I found video, which shows exactly what I’d love to achieve. Of course, I already started to search for *how* he did it, and I found this:
    cd ~/RetroPie/roms
    mkdir ~/RetroPie/roms/apps
    So far so good, this makes a new folder in my apps folder, that allows me to include the Xbmc file.
    nano ~/.emulationstation/es_systems.cfg
    And edit:
    DESCNAME=Applications
    NAME=apps
    PATH=/home/RetroPie/roms/apps
    EXTENSION=.sh
    COMMAND=bash %ROM%
    And the tutorial told me that I needed to create a test.
    nano ~/RetroPie/roms/apps/test.sh
    And in that file type:
    #!/bin/bash
    nano
    Okay, I get that. Now I have a test application. What I want to know, is how to get an .sh file for Xbmc. Anyone who can help me?

    #6485
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    RazorX2014
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    create a file called xbmc.sh and add

    #!/bin/bash
    sudo xbmc

    then save it and goto its location on terminal and run sudo chmod +x xbmc.sh then put the sh file in the apps folder if you havnt already and that should be it

    #6486
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    royenroy
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    After the chmod command the xbmc file doesn’t change, and thus the ’emulator’ won’t show up in Emulationstation. Due to the direct response, I’m guessing that this didn’t install Xbmc, as that should’ve taken longer.

    #6487
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    RazorX2014
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    that wasnt to install xbmc it was to launch it and the chmod command makes the sh file executable.

    install xbmc first then try it try xbmc instead of sudo xbmc if it doesnt launch it.

    #6489
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    royenroy
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    that wasnt to install xbmc it was to launch it and the chmod command makes the sh file executable.

    install xbmc first then try it try xbmc instead of sudo xbmc if it doesnt launch it.

    What do you mean with ‘install xmbc first’. Excuse me, I’m a beginner in all this. When I try to Google it, I get a lot of hits with seperate OS’s and images, and I want to keep my current image.

    #6490
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    RazorX2014
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    try

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install python-software-properties pkg-config
    sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install xbmc

    #6491
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    royenroy
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    Thanks, it all works now. <3!

    #6493
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    RazorX2014
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    np glad to help, please change the topic to resolved

    #9556

    Snake

    can anyone help me with this? when i make the directory’s and test file then go back into emulation station an apps page doesn’t appear..

    #48579
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    woabash
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    So I get to the install xbmc part and get this

    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    xbmc : Depends: xbmc-bin (>= 2:11.0~git20120510.82388d5-1) but it is not installable
    Depends: xbmc-bin (< 2:11.0~git20120510.82388d5-1.1~) but it is not installable
    Recommends: python-qt3 but it is not going to be installed
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

    any thoughts?

    #50092
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    jayp76
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    i get also an error message when starting sudo apt-get update:

    Fehl http://ppa.launchpad.net wheezy/main Sources
    404 Not Found

    Fehl http://ppa.launchpad.net wheezy/main armhf Packages
    404 Not Found

    W: Fehlschlag beim Holen von http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/ppa/ubuntu/dists/wheezy/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found

    W: Fehlschlag beim Holen von http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/ppa/ubuntu/dists/wheezy/main/binary-armhf/Packages 404 Not Found

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