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


17.8-002, 5 Dec 2016: Based off OSMC commit (b9120ae19e) and newclock5 (0222e62e)

Build Highlights:
Added peripheral.joystick back
Temporarily switch back to stock kodi-theme-Estuary

Build Details:

[cleanup][pvr] get rid of obsolete guide views (PR:10838, 2 commits, 5 files changed)
[guilib] Change System.HasModalDialog to System.HasActiveModalDialog … (PR:10850, 2 commits, 11 files changed)
Inconspicuous fix (PR:11022, 8 commits, 245 files changed)
Mir windowing system for Kodi (PR:10898, 1 commit, 20 files changed)
[PVR] context menu rewrite & major gui actions refactoring (PR:10870, 21 commits, 66 files changed)
Integrate CSettings into CServiceManager/CServiceBroker (PR:10848, 3 commits, 223 files changed)
[cmake] linux: install game headers (PR:11035, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
fixed: do not use move into member variable here (PR:11026, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
[Estouchy] update (PR:11030, 1 commit, 3 files changed)
Revert "This makes the SubtitleDialog remember the last service used,… (PR:11036, 1 commit, 2 files changed)

.gitignore adapted (4cfc3a29)

Commits no longer in build:
[hifiberry] Hack: force it to be recognised as IEC958 capable to enable passthrough options (e907db29)
[rbp] [retroplayer] Initial support for mmal renderer (c55fcb77)
Revert “[hifiberry] Hack: force it to be recognised as IEC958 capable to enable passthrough options” (e36ac2a4)


The Front door method in OSMC using the the Update app was not working for me as the logs I posted above will show. Getting Error unknown package

The fix for me

Using Putty sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade now we have 17.8-003


Updating via the gui is a known issue and you need to update via cli.

I’ll add this info to the top so others are aware.


Could you also add this up to for others :
editing /etc/apt/sources.list use this

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

At the bottom of the screen you will see instructions on how to “write out” (save) your edited file (Press Ctrl and “O”), and exit (Ctrl-X). So just make the changes you need, press Ctrl-O to save and click enter then Ctrl-X to exit the editor.

P.S you can not jump from Jarvis to 18 you need to update to Krypton first


ummmmmmm I did something STUPID !! While trying to get these updates corrected on all my pi’s for testing…and not checking out my live tv streams I now have video studder. Lesson learned !! Always keep older copy working to compare !

Any instructions how to go back to 17.8-001 ?


You should be able to update directly to Kodi v18, assuming @gmc has imported all of the dependencies. What error did you get before upgrading to Krypton?

Editing files is already covered in the Wiki.

This is covered above: just search for ‘downgrade’


I followed the above instructions to upgrade from Jarvis and it wouldn’t do it. So I upgraded to Krypton and everything works


Good news !! Found a pi-2 with 17.8-001 and not plugged in !! So turned off Updates went to CNN HD channel and the lower scrolling marquee is the test for studder running smooth.

Pi-2 with 17.8-003 same channel a lot of studder

Pi-3 with 17.8-003 same channel running smooth

Let me know if you need anything for testing

P.S. I keep forgetting to post about the splash screen is screwed up on TV’s less the 32" my 55" is perfect


Are you sure you upgraded via CLI and not the My OSMC interface?

Some picture of the error you received would be handy.

@gmc – did you import all the Debs which are dependencies in to v18 repo?


All I did was install on the first post here. Didn’t know about the other stuff


That’s probably the issue - have just done that now.
Will also do some testing going from jarvis to v18

Update:I’ve added libcec and libbluray to the repo. Tried a fresh build going from latest Jarvis (16.1.0-27) to 17.8-003. No upgrade issues or problems playing any content.


I just installed this version - works very nice for me at the moment. Very very smooth - seems great to me at the moment.

Are there any plans of including RetroPlayer in this version of kodi soon?


It’s planned :slight_smile:


What does that mean in detail?
Do you think installing a Libreelec with Retroplayer makes sense? Or do we have the first Testimplementation of retroplayer within the next days? :wink:


17.8-003, 7 Dec 2016: Based off OSMC commit (b9120ae19e) and newclock5 (56b9be9)

Build Highlights:
NFS dir symlink fix

Build Details:

[NFS] - in case we resolve a symlink - don’t accidently manipulate the original dirent memory (PR:11049, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
[doxygen] improve coding guidelines for header includes (PR:11043, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
FIX: [rar] deadlock with cbr + net vfs (credit notspiff) (PR:10830, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
[PVR] CApplication::PlayMedia: Use new PVRGUIActions functionality for playback of PVR channels and recordings. (PR:11052, 1 commit, 6 files changed)

4.10.1 (PR:79, 2 commits, 5 files changed)
4.11.0 (PR:80, 4 commits, 9 files changed)


Raspberry pi3 using HDhomerun Comcast cable on gig network

CNN HD channel shows studder



17.8-004, 10 Dec 2016: Based off OSMC commit (b9120ae19e) and newclock5 (8c3dddf0)

Build Highlights:
Update inputstream.adaptive with widevine decryption support
Revert “remove autotools buildsystem”

When building add-ons, ensure that we check the bootstrapped directory for add-ons to build, or we won’t find any (afd1f0ef2fa)

[PVR] Fix PVR channel OSD display conditions. (PR:11054, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
allow absolute item focus (PR:11019, 1 commit, 2 files changed)
[PVR][EPG] Feature: gridcontainer orientation (PR:10795, 1 commit, 4 files changed)
FileBrowser: fix multiple item selection (PR:11011, 1 commit, 2 files changed)
BinaryAddonCache: Fix deadlock (PR:11057, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
fixed: tag updates on shoutcast streams with low meta data intervals (PR:11061, 1 commit, 2 files changed)
[python] allow setting the videoinfotag path (PR:11012, 1 commit, 2 files changed)
[cmake] Fix FindXSLT.cmake typo (PR:11071, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
FIX: [droid;dyload] never dyload dependent sytem libs (PR:11059, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
Two game fixes (PR:11069, 2 commits, 3 files changed)

version bumb (1.0.1) to force update (a6d8f0cd)
add decrypter library (ce951add)
compile issue in DEBUG (e930b961)
fix provisioning (ca9de740)
add cdm/build (df48d052)
transform all NAL units to ANNEX-B (ab78291b)

Added buttonmap for PS4 controller (PR:68, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
Added buttonmap for PS4 controller (connected through USB) (PR:69, 1 commit, 1 file changed)
[buttonmaps/keyboard] Add simple configuration for 2048 (53127b1c)

Initial Kodi v18 version. (5ed461b2)

Initial Kodi v18 version. (b1ae5cd0)

Initial Kodi v18 version. (2848f737)

Initial Kodi v18 version. (f5fd3911)

Initial Kodi v18 version. (05f058ec)

Initial Kodi v18 version. (abff86b7)

Initial Kodi v18 version. (3fa771b0)

Initial Kodi v18 version. (85866f96)

Initial Kodi v18 version. (5724cea9)

5.0.1 (PR:82, 2 commits, 3 files changed)
Initial Kodi v18 version. (47468724)

Initial Kodi v18 version. (8963ad70)

Initial Kodi v18 version. (73ff100a)

Initial Kodi v18 version. (a876816b)

Initial Kodi v18 version. (e10a7873)

Initial Kodi v18 version. (7e75ada7)

Initial Kodi v18 version. (4d17aaf4)

Initial Kodi v18 version. (ccacc6d1)

Initial Kodi v18 version. (c4a8c80f)


New commits in this build:
test: Add advancedsetting for AC3 bitrate (83519f91)
testing: Try minimal libass cache size on all devices (8c3dddf0)


Have the issues just started? Were they present on Krypton?


Running 17.8-003
Saw Update message so downloaded I think I saw -005 and clicked OK to install

Error installing ( Unknown Package )
Please report this in OSMC forum


Clean install on Pi3. No add-ons or other peripherals.
Repeated this twice now with same error message

(Hope the Log is right, first time I’ve done this)


We need complete set of logs. The kodi log you provided here is of little use in this situation…