Updato to Krypton 17 RC - Crashing at startup

Hi all,

after the update from v16 to v17 RC, the system is crashing on startup, in loop.

I can see the first logo of v17 RC with above “Add-on migration in progress. Please wait…”, after 2sec crash :frowning:, and repeat.


What Krypton update did you install and how did you do it? The reason I ask is that you say you are running Krypton RC yet the latest Krypton I see is Krypton Beta 7.

Can you SSH in and gather logs? It may gust be Kodi crashing rather than the whole OS so you might be able to collect some logs which might help.

I experienced the same thing last night (about 11PM ET)

Updated existing OSMC with the recent December update, using the instructions …

sudo -s
echo "deb http://apt.osmc.tv krypton main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
apt-get update
apt-get -y dist-upgrade && reboot

… and I was a little surprised to see in the Kodi splash screen “v17.0 - Krypton - RC” before it went to the sad face screen and rebooted.

Since I didn’t have time to test again with add-ons disabled or removed, I stopped there. Planning to look at it again later.

I did the same thing you described.

sudo -s
echo "deb http://apt.osmc.tv krypton main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
apt-get update
apt-get -y dist-upgrade && reboot

Same situation.

I’m able to SSH, in kodi.log i see:

  ERROR: CCurlFile::Open failed with code 404 for http://raw.github.com/b331174/repository/master/addons.xml.md5
01:25:55.160 T:1780102128   ERROR: Open - failed to open source <http://raw.github.com/b331174/repository/master/addons.xml.md5>
01:25:55.160 T:1780102128   ERROR: CRepository: failed read 'http://raw.github.com/b331174/repository/master/addons.xml.md5'

Any idea ?

For me, uninstalling all Skins (except Confluence and OSMC) and associated “GUI Sounds” did the trick.

Generally, it appears that this problem (looping sad face screen) is Add-ons that are not compatible. Fortunately for me, I don’t have that many Add-ons (and only one that may be considered “suspect” (named after the 2nd book in the Bible)), and just removing Skins worked. If you have lots of Add-ons, some of them may be causing problems, and its a matter of trial and error, removing them one at a time, or a few at a time and trying again until you find which one(s) are causing a problem.

How can i remove add-ons by terminal ?

mv .kodi .kodi_backup

if Kodi then starts normal you can start moving the addons one by one from .kodi_backup/addons to .kodi/addons

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