[TESTING] Kodi 18 (Leia) builds for Raspberry Pi

Update: When OSMC stable is released it will be based on 18.1. The Nightly builds are now at 18.2RC1 so in order to avoid confusion its time to bump the nightly releases to 18.8

This requires that you update your sources.list and point to gmc-19. (See Installing below)

If you run the nightly 18.8 builds you will not automatically upgrade to 18.1 stable when it’s released (As the build number will be lower)

If you are having issues with updating this is due to the aptly certificate expiring. You will need to download and install the new public cert:

wget -qO - http://download.osmc.tv/dev/gmc-19/public/pubkey.asc | sudo apt-key add -

With Kodi Krypton now branched, the master is on Leia (v18)

Previous Krypton nightlies can be found here.

OSMC Test Builds for Kodi 18 for Raspberry Pi 1 & 2/3

Based on the Kodi master Leia (v18) and popcornmix’s newclock


Kodi 18.2 is currently in RC2 and there is likely to be a lot of activity in the coming weeks/months. As these are beta builds expect some issues.

If you are looking for a stable system then these builds are not for you!

Before proceeding make sure you have a backup of your Raspberry Pi. As these are test builds there could well be some unexpected problems.

Database upgrades could also be an issue. Please make a backup of the Kodi database before installing, especially if you are running a remote MySQL database. Going back from v18 to stable might be difficult especially if there have been upgrades to the Kodi databases.


You need a working system in order to install these test builds. If you do not have OSMC already installed then go to https://osmc.tv/download/ to install the latest stable version.

As the nightlies are now built on Debian Stretch you will first need to upgrade your OS to Stretch.

The latest OSMC stable release (Jan 2018) is now on Stretch so best would be to upgrade to this and then you are ready to install the nightly.

Update apt source list to get the latest nightly:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://download.osmc.tv/dev/gmc-19/public gmc-19 main

Save and exit file.

Import gpg certificate:

wget -qO - http://download.osmc.tv/dev/gmc-19/public/pubkey.asc | sudo apt-key add -

Finally run update and dist-upgrade to install latest nightly.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Going back to Stable branch

If you leave gmc-18 in your source file you will no longer receive any nightlies. The next update you get will be the stable version 18.1

You can also delete this line from your sources.list file:

deb http://download.osmc.tv/dev/gmc-18 gmc-18 main


When new updates are released you can either update using MyOSMC or manually with the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

After upgrading to each new nightly chances are good that it will crash once (sad face). Kodi will auto restart and resume again as normal. This is a known issue

To confirm which version you are running:

dpkg -l | grep mediacenter-osmc | awk '{ print $3 }'

Check which versions are available should you wish to install a previous version:

apt-cache madison rbp2-mediacenter-osmc

Install previous versions:

 sudo apt-get install rbp2-mediacenter-osmc=17.8-138


Since we are in alpha there could be a lot of incompatibilities with skins and addons. To resolve these its best taking the issue up with the addon developer.

If you have any issues with OSMC please provide debug logs. Most problems are almost impossible to fix if we don’t have the debug logs.

How to submit a useful support request



Known Issues

  • Hostname not syncing between Kodi and device

Current Build

18.8-23, 12 April 2019

Previous Builds

18.8-22, 10 April 2019
18.8-21, 9 April 2019
18.8-20, 8 April 2019
18.8-19, 6 April 2019
18.8-18, 4 April 2019
18.8-17, 4 April 2019
18.8-16, 3 April 2019
18.8-15, 30 March 2019
18.8-14 Skipped
18.8-13, 30 March 2019
18.8-12, 29 March 2019
18.8-11, 28 March 2019
18.8-10, 27 March 2019
18.8-9, 24 March 2019
18.8-8, 22 March 2019
18.8-7, 21 March 2019
18.8-6, 20 March 2019
18.8-5, 19 March 2019
18.8-4, 18 March 2019
18.8-3, 17 March 2019
18.8-2, 17 March 2019
18.8-1, 15 March 2019
17.8-433, 13 March 2019
17.8-432, 11 March 2019
17.8-431, 10 March 2019
17.8-430, 9 March 2019
17.8-429, 7 March 2019
17.8-428, 4 March 2019
17.8-427, 2 March 2019
17.8-426, 1 March 2019
17.8-425, 25 Feb 2019
17.8-424, 24 Feb 2019
17.8-423, 23 Feb 2019
17.8-422, 22 Feb 2019
17.8-421, 18 Feb 2019


Just installed my second Kodi 18 to a raspberry pi-2

Long time ago someone asked me for a log to get a remote control codes for Keyspan RF Remote model TSBX-2404

Kodi 18 has delivered ! Everything I needed for HDhomeRun Comcast ! Everything is smooth !!

so any how here is the log ! hopefully it is what you needed for the remote http://paste.osmc.io/wumetufase

Great Work !! and Thank You !! :slight_smile:

I also had my Flirc plugged in also

P.S. the remote works fine on OpenElec

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OK have 3 builds up and working on pi-s Is XBMC Back supported in 18 ? I used it to Backup but when I use to restore to the others it sees the folder on my network and files but when you click on it just shows empty. I have checked the folder it has 2.3 gig of data in it.

We have no idea what is supported with that addon. Our MyOSMC addon has backup functions built in.

Its a bit early to say what will/will not be supported. v18 is still in early alpha and over the next few months there will be many many changes.

Early ? LOL Im up at 4am !!

Ok uninstalled XBMC backup used the Kodi Export Video Library it created a folder called “xbmc_videodb_2016-12-04” size 1.28 GB …really did I see the name xbmc ? LOL any how the import video library can see the folder when I click on it nothing happens


Well used OSMC backup and the restore feature doesn’t see NFS on my WD Cloud

Make a local backup.
Then copy it over.

Or mount NFS via /etc/fstab

This is a Kodi limitation

17.8-001, 3 Dec 2016: Based off OSMC commit (b9120ae19e) and newclock5 (0222e62e)

Build Highlights:
Kodi 18 alpha 1
Temporarily removed peripheral.joystick due to build error

reset slideshow state on window close (PR:10997, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
FFmpeg: Bump to 3.1.6-Krypton-Beta6 (PR:10992, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
[estuary] sync (PR:11014, 1 commit, 38 files changed)
bump to v18.0 alpha 1 (PR:11015, 1 commit, 2 files changed)
Use DRM as a fallback if not on X11 for VAAPI (PR:10922, 1 commit, 2 files changed)
Quell some warnings (PR:11010, 10 commits, 15 files changed)
use video disptime only in case video is running (PR:11018, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
[cmake] Win-Binary-Addon fixes + Handle “select” as setting type for binary addons (PR:10875, 3 commits, 2 files changed)
[binary-addons/win32] Add support for MSYS/MinGW (PR:10964, 4 commits, 12 files changed)
Fixes and code improvements from game branch (PR:11013, 8 commits, 7 files changed)
[lang][kodi.core] automatic syntax corrections for the en_GB language file (fe8b16fa)

rem mediamenu width (2a23e7d2)
eventlog positoning (f266c39a)
videoinfo filename tweaks (3391aaad)
rem needless border attributes (4b4d79b3)
rem double userrating for musicinfowall (6ce17fc7)
mediaflag cosmetics (3c5d5e59)
hide corner overlay when no poster available (d4a595f8)
videoosd cleanup (b01ed8ca)
Alignment and cleanup (#144) (d0b8f16b)
sync (f343fe9a)
song info fallback (7e6133b8)
width tweak for pvr timers (94d4a41c)
cleanup (6bc26596)
cleanup (70e94af6)
wip: busyspinner for updating widgets (cd944758)

Fixed yet more Coverity issues (#163) (4bc6f1e1)

Error on update on pi-2 http://paste.osmc.io/efanumeped

In your sources.list remove

deb Index of /osmc/osmc/download/dev/gmc ./

and see if that helps.
What does the output of dist-upgrade show?

2016.11-1 Removed deb http://download.osmc.tv/dev/gmc1 ./
nope still error


Exactly what error are you concerned about?

After doing the update it posts Error on updating please report this

Ok on my Pi-3 didn’t have that deb http://download.osmc.tv/dev/gmc1 ./

tried to use OSMC update it failed tried to use sudo apt-get update it failed


you read the (1) as links clicked

Well I will step back and no longer send any more crash reports that show up… And just wait for the finish product. Since Kodi 16 didn’t work when I sent in debugging logs and was told it really wasn’t ready for HDHomerun …

Remove the gmc URL or at least show us what was in sources

Sorry done trying to help… When Kodi 16 was not ready for HDhomerun. No longer interested sending stupid logs and told sorry it will doesn’t work…

We’re trying to help you in our own free time. If you can’t post logs, we can’t help. I hope you can understand this.

No hard feelings, but without any further info, your guess is as good as mine. It seems like you need to adjust your sources.list. Remember that automatic updating or updating via My OSMC is not possible when using test builds. This will change in the future. If you want to update, you then have to do it via the command line or remove the test repository.

You can email or call me personally if you need any help.