I generally use nfs to get at all my shared data, be it shows, games, music… etc.
I use a roms entry in /etc/fstab to mount a remote nfs export as /home/pi/RetroPie/roms… to do this, of course, I had to install nfs-common as a package. this all works perfectly. Then I installed Kodi from the menu, and setup the advancedsettings.xml file for a mysql backend. I also have a sources.xml file I generally put on a kodi install to get all the sources brought up at boot, and doing so as to match the entries in the database.
I noticed that nothing could be found. So i went in and edited the source, and hit browse… something that opens the add source menus. I can cifs browse just fine, but when I select nfs, it returns nothing ever. The NFS exports are up and active.
Then I start to think maybe the nfs-common binaries are interfering with the “plugin” in kodi. I uninstall nfs-common with the idea that I can always use cifs for the games rather than nfs… and preserve the nfs for the media library in xbmc.
Can someone else both test this to be sure I am not insane… do you have the ability to see nfs exports from within your kodi installs. Is this sorta quietly known not to work or known to be broken with this particular version incorporated?
I also can not find out if there’s a librarby or package as part of kodi that could be installed/reinstalled to gain this functionality… so if someone knows the answer to that, i would be happy to hear it as well.