RPi building and installing OpenELEC

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OpenELEC

On Monday, 23 April 2012 OpenELEC released the first compilable git version for Raspberry Pi.


Build Instructions

Preparation

on Ubuntu 10.04

sudo apt-get install g++ nasm flex bison gawk gperf autoconf automake m4 cvs libtool byacc texinfo gettext zlib1g-dev libncurses5-dev git-core build-essential xsltproc libexpat1-dev

on Ubuntu 12.04

sudo apt-get install g++ nasm flex bison gawk autopoint gperf autoconf automake m4 cvs libtool byacc texinfo gettext zlib1g-dev libncurses5-dev git-core build-essential xsltproc libexpat1-dev

configure Perl

sudo perl -e shell -MCPAN
install XML::Parser
exit

Get/Compile OpenELEC

git clone https://github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv.git
cd OpenELEC.tv
PROJECT=RPi ARCH=arm make -j <n>

Replace the <n> in the make command with your number of cores + 1


Problems

  • What to do with resulting system/kernel file?