Help with vfs.libarchive issue
Hello I am running Kodi 19.3 on ubuntu (Please note - I am not great at Linux!)

I have tried to install IAGL which has a dependency called vfs.libarchive
When I try to install from the repository or zip - I get the error "vfs.libarchive 0.0.0 could not be satisfied"

I have spent a few hours trying to fix it.  In terminal if I
"sudo apt install kodi-vfs-libarchive" it says:

The following packages have unmet dependencies.
kodi-vfs-libarchive : Depends: kodi-api-vfs (>= 3.0.0)
                             Depends: kodi-api-vfs (< 3.1.0)
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

When I try "sudo apt install kodi-api-vfs" I get
Package kodi-api-vfs is a virtual package provided by:
 kodi 2:19.1+dfsg2-2 [Not candiate version]

E: Package 'kodi-api-vfs' has no installation candidate.

Truthfully I have no idea what I'm doing but I have tried, my hunch is this should have been compiled in my kodi version which i installed through terminal following instructions online. 
I understand libarchive seems to be a unzipping thing which IAGL uses, but I don't know what to do from here.
Help would be appreciated, step by step instructions would be perfect.
Thank you Chris
Hi for anyone with the same issue, in the future - the solution for me -

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

then sudo apt-get install kodi-vfs-libarchive

this worked! unbelievable I don't know how i installed the latest version, but it worked Smile
I having the same issue. Could you give me a few steps on how exactly you solved the issue please? Thanks
Which of the mentioned steps above are not clear?

Obviously the op wasn't using the packages from our PPA (so I somehow doubt it was Kodi 19.3 which he was using, but that doesn't matter anymore), which he added afterwards. Is that somehow unclear?
Following Smokeycoles instructions, I installed the software-properties-common. But I received an error on attempting to add the repository.
Quote:$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:    Raspbian
Description:    Raspbian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Release:    11
Codename:    bullseye

$ uname -a
Linux raspberrypi 5.10.103-v7l+ #1530 SMP Tue Mar 8 13:05:01 GMT 2022 armv7l GNU/Linux

$ sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 95, in <module>
   sp = SoftwareProperties(options=options)
 File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/softwareproperties/", line 109, in __init__
 File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/softwareproperties/", line 599, in reload_sourceslist
 File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/aptsources/", line 91, in get_sources
   raise NoDistroTemplateException(
aptsources.distro.NoDistroTemplateException: Error: could not find a distribution template for Raspbian/bullseye
Ubuntu and Debian are not 100% identical, so perhaps @basilgello can have a look.
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@Smokeycoles Did you resolve the issue?
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No, I do not know how.
@larzeb First you should remove doftware-properties-common with

apt-get --purge autoremove software-properties-common

and then post outputs of

apt policy kodi kodi-api-vfs
apt policy kodi-vfs-libarchive

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Hope I did it correctly.
Yes, you did. Raspberry maintainers did not package the addon. I can try building one for you if I get access to build hardware in 1-2 days.
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If he doesn't need it, I do. I, too, am using Raspberry OS Bullseye, so 👍
It's been about a week. Is there something else that I need to do? Because
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
still gives me that error.

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