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Can you install SVN Repo Installer plugin from Linux bash?
I'm in the same boat. I did a minimal ubuntu install with XBMC and the SVN repo installer is not installed for some reason.
Yes, I actually thought the SVN Repo Installer was included with the XBMC package somehow.

I am missing some kind of options on mininmal installation to:
Code:
sudo apt-get install xbmc-plugins-svn-repo-installer
sudo apt-get install xbmc-plugins-*
I think there are no seperate debs available (correct me if i'm wrong). Just download it from here: http://www.xbmc.org/forum/showthread.php?t=29911 (first post) and unzip it to your ~/.xbmc/scripts directory
Haggy Wrote:I think there are no seperate debs available (correct me if i'm wrong). Just download it from here: http://www.xbmc.org/forum/showthread.php?t=29911 (first post) and unzip it to your ~/.xbmc/scripts directory
That's the thing. If you do the minimal Ubuntu install, downloading it without doing an apt-get is a bit of a challenge. I'm not all that familiar with wget, and that's about the only way I know of grabbing it from the CLI.
Then i'm afraid you have to invest some time in basic linux knowledge.
pumkinut,

This is where doing a full Ubuntu install comes in handy. Unless you are starved for hard drive space.

Kryspy
pumkinut:

You really should download filezilla. thats a ftp client wich u can use to
connect to your xbmc computer.

Just download it and install, then setup a connection with you xbmc's IP adress and username/password xbmc/xbmc

Then browse to your /home/xbmc/.xbmc/plugins

then copy your download and unpacked SVN repo installer to that location.

voila u have it available from your XBMC
Code:
cd /home/xbmc/.xbmc/plugins/programs

Code:
wget http://xbmc-addons.googlecode.com/svn/packages/plugins/programs/SVN_Repo_Installer.zip

Code:
unzip SVN_Repo_Installer.zip

Code:
rm SVN_Repo_Installer.zip


[edited as per cyberpark's suggestion - I'm at work and writing from memory...]
fasteddy Wrote:
Code:
cd /home/xbmc/.xbmc/plugins

Good suggestions fasteddy. Don't need to be more complicated then that!

Except I you need the correct plugin directory:
Code:
cd /home/xbmc/.xbmc/plugins/[b][u]programs[/u][/b]


A nice input to my new "HTPC Installation script" Big Grin
cyberpark Wrote:Good suggestions fasteddy. Don't need to be more complicated then that!

Except I you need the correct plugin directory:
Code:
cd /home/xbmc/.xbmc/plugins/[b][u]programs[/u][/b]


A nice input to my new "HTPC Installation script" Big Grin

Exactly! Didn't work until i moved it to the programs directory.
nugentgl Wrote:Exactly! Didn't work until i moved it to the programs directory.

That's because xbmc does not look for plugins in the plugin root folder (/plugins) but in the sub directories. As you guessed, programs is for the programs section, video vor the video/movie section, and so on. If you skin does not have a programs section, simply put it into video (that should be available with all skins)
The-Boxhead Wrote:pumkinut:

You really should download filezilla. thats a ftp client wich u can use to
connect to your xbmc computer.

Just download it and install, then setup a connection with you xbmc's IP adress and username/password xbmc/xbmc

Then browse to your /home/xbmc/.xbmc/plugins

then copy your download and unpacked SVN repo installer to that location.

voila u have it available from your XBMC

I dual boot with Win7, so I just downloaded it there. I went into Ubuntu and mounted my Win7 partition and copied it over that way. It took some time, but without X on my Ubuntu partition looking up wget commands is tedious, because I either have to right them down or make a text file that I then view in Ubuntu and copy commands.

The only problem I have now is the SVN Repo Install update script fails when I try to update. I'm going to have to download it by hand again.
Oo

Ubuntu Jaunty with XBMC

Ok, so I installed the stable XBMC build repos and got xbmc working...however
I don't have any plugins and such.

I read that I can install SVN Repo Installer which will then help me install other plugins.

None of the directions so far seem to suit my situation.
Firstly, according to this documentation:
http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=HOW-TO_insta...ns_in_XBMC
I should be able to manually install it into /xbmc/plugins/programs/ and then go into XBMC and it works.

Can someone be more specific as to where in XBMC it works? the only reference I have to that SVN Repo Installer is in the XBMC favorites menu which when I click on it...just displays an empty directory type screen.

Would this be easyer for me to just install one of the nightly builds?!?!