[Solved] OSMC Installer not working on Ubuntu 18.04 based OS

So first of all I am using elementary OS 5.0 (Juno), which is based on Ubuntu 18.04. On the download page it only lists instructions and binary packages for Ubuntu 12.04-16.04.

  • Attempting to install via 16.04 repo instructions:
shawn@envy:~/Downloads$ sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/osmc/xUbuntu_16.04/ /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:osmc.list"
shawn@envy:~/Downloads$ sudo apt-get update
Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease [88.7 kB]
Get:2 http://packages.elementary.io/appcenter bionic InRelease [5,894 B]                                        
Ign:3 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease                                                    
Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/elementary-os/stable/ubuntu bionic InRelease                                     
Get:5 http://packages.elementary.io/appcenter bionic/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [140 kB]                        
Hit:6 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease                                                      
Hit:7 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release                                                      
Ign:8 http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/osmc/xUbuntu_16.04  InRelease                             
Get:9 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates InRelease [88.7 kB]                                    
Hit:10 http://ppa.launchpad.net/elementary-os/os-patches/ubuntu bionic InRelease                          
Get:11 http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/osmc/xUbuntu_16.04  Release [973 B]                
Get:12 http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/osmc/xUbuntu_16.04  Release.gpg [481 B]
Get:14 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports InRelease [74.6 kB]                 
Ign:12 http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/osmc/xUbuntu_16.04  Release.gpg
Reading package lists... Done 
W: GPG error: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/osmc/xUbuntu_16.04  Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 8873E7BF70F1BBEA
E: The repository 'http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/osmc/xUbuntu_16.04  Release' is not signed.
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
  • Attempting to install .deb leads to it not opening.

  • Attempting to build from source:

shawn@envy:~/Downloads$ sudo apt-get build-dep -y qt4-qmake
Reading package lists... Done
Picking 'qt4-x11' as source package instead of 'qt4-qmake'
E: Unable to find a source package for qt4-qmake

Aside from the osmc-installer, could I use Unebootin or Gnome MultiWrite to install osmc to a mirco sd?

You can just use dd to write the image.
I’ll see if I can refresh the installer soon.


Will do.