Hello, new here.
Today I’ve set up my brand new RPi with OSMC and followed this guide to get netflix to run: Can I use Netflix on my Raspy OSMC?
Wonderful guide, worked almost perfectly. As a result, I upgraded to kodi v18.
Now, I have very similar problems to the person in this topic: RPi2 with RC2 and 3: Add-Ons not downloading (NOT a DNS problem) [solved] in that I can’t install addons via the Kodi gui: Kodi almost instantly shows the message “failed to install”, but I can go into kodi.log, find the link it’s trying to download, and wget it manually, then install via zip.
Here’s the kodi.log lines for reference:
ERROR: Requested path http://download.osmc.tv/kodi/addons/krypton/plugin.video.youtube/plugin.video.youtube-5.5.1.zip not found in known repository directories 15:19:41.358 T:1800393440 ERROR: CAddonInstallJob[plugin.video.youtube]: failed to resolve addon install source path
Except my problems seem to deviate at the point where they find the solution, which was slow DNS resolving. I’ve performed this command:
LANG=C wget --server-response --timeout=2 --max-redirect 0 --spider www.google.com
and got this response:
--2018-05-07 15:47:01-- http://www.google.com/ Resolving www.google.com (www.google.com)... 22.214.171.124, 2a00:1450:4002:807::2004 Connecting to www.google.com (www.google.com)|126.96.36.199|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Mon, 07 May 2018 13:47:01 GMT Expires: -1 Cache-Control: private, max-age=0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1 P3P: CP="This is not a P3P policy! See g.co/p3phelp for more info." Server: gws X-XSS-Protection: 1; mode=block X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN Set-Cookie: 1P_JAR=2018-05-07-13; expires=Wed, 06-Jun-2018 13:47:01 GMT; path=/; domain=.google.com Set-Cookie: NID=129=WnlFPop61eL_m0GFR0nyb3pKTQfYQ3I7tGaBfzI1q6TcAyFK6LT5-RbgsLcdO7t9W9dL1ln2KCwjHe3HPLIWJXlePhwfuQq2o9e04Thue9tZvIkw1m5RDWiaVJvvzppt; expires=Tue, 06-Nov-2018 13:47:01 GMT; path=/; domain=.google.com; HttpOnly Transfer-Encoding: chunked Accept-Ranges: none Vary: Accept-Encoding Length: unspecified [text/html] Remote file exists and could contain further links, but recursion is disabled -- not retrieving.
which to my eyes looks fine. Plus, the fact that I don’t have a delay after trying to install tells me it’s not a timeout like in the link given.
Now, I may be wrong, maybe it is a DNS issue after all. I’d rather not switch to a different DNS, but if that’s the solution then I guess I’ll have to go for that.