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I use the Mint 19.1 cinnamon. And I need Kodi 17.6 to develop my addons.
And by ppa the kodi was automatically upgraded to version 18
HOW-TO:Install_Kodi_for_Linux (wiki)

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kodi



How do I install Kodi 17.6 on Linux Mint?
if you are using the ppa, you are still able to install Kodi 17.6 via that ppa.

Please do: apt-cache policy kodi

then you might see a similar output like:


[email protected]:~$ apt-cache policy kodi
kodi:
  Installiert:           2:18.0+git20190128.1934-final-0xenial
  Installationskandidat: 2:18.0+git20190128.1934-final-0xenial
  Versionstabelle:
 *** 2:18.0+git20190128.1934-final-0xenial 500
        500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/ppa/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/ppa/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2:17.6+git20171114.2125-final-0xenial 500
        500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/ppa/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/ppa/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages
     15.2+dfsg1-3ubuntu1.1 500
        500 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe amd64 Packages
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/universe amd64 Packages
     15.2+dfsg1-3ubuntu1 500
        500 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 Packages
[email protected]:~$

As you can see, the 17.6 version is still being mentioned.

So now remove the existing Kodi installation by: sudo apt-purge kodi\*

after that's done, install Kodi 17.6 via: sudo apt install kodi=2:17.6+git20171114.2125-final-0xenial

make sure you do NOT exactly copy and paste what I wrote here. I'm not sure if it might be a bit different on your side. So please make sure to compare what the output of "apt-cache policy kodi" shows on your side.

Side question:

Why do you want to install an outdated and unsupprted Kodi version? Before downgrading to an older version we would appreciate if you mention the problems you have with Kodi 18 and also probably provide a fix. Kodi won't get better if you don't mention bugs to us.

Cheers
(2019-02-10, 15:44)DaVu Wrote: [ -> ]Side question:

Why do you want to install an outdated and unsupprted Kodi version? Before downgrading to an older version we would appreciate if you mention the problems you have with Kodi 18 and also probably provide a fix. Kodi won't get better if you don't mention bugs to us.
Thank you, it worked as expected!

The main device where I use Kodi is a combo (set top box with android 4.4.2 + ku band satellite receiver).

By default this device only runs Apk kodi 16.
So to be able to use ssl3 I had to migrate to a modified version of Apk Kodi 17 that is able to run on my android 4.4.2

For this reason I have to develop my Addons for Kodi 17
At the Weekend I tried to install Kodi 17.6 on my Linux Mint 19.2 Laptop. With this hints I was able to install 17.6. BUT: I was not able to get Live TV working. Kodi installed the Mediaportal TV Server Client addon version 3.5.18 (and I got an error). But Version 3.5.18 is for Kodi Leia not for Kodi Kryton. So how can I get a Mediaportal TV Server Client addon version for Kodi Krypton?
yes, that's correct. That's the version which is available from the Kodi stable ppa.

For an older version which might be Krypton compatible you need to install an additional repository:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:team-xbmc/kodi-old

After that is done you can check via: apt-cache policy kodi-pvr-mediaportal-tvserver

That should give you an output like:

Code:

[email protected]:~$ apt-cache policy kodi-pvr-mediaportal-tvserver
kodi-pvr-mediaportal-tvserver:
  Installiert:           (keine)
  Installationskandidat: 3.5.18-1~bionic
  Versionstabelle:
     3.5.18-1~bionic 500
        500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/ppa/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 Packages
     2.4.21-1~bionic 500
        500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/kodi-old/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 Packages
     2.4.14+dfsg1-1build2 500
        500 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 Packages

You want to install the "2.4.21-1" version. To install that you have to use the following command:

sudo apt install kodi-pvr-mediaportal-tvserver=2.4.21-1~bionic

That should do it