libreelec compilation

Started by fivuf, May 03, 2021, 10:24:07 pm

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fivuf

Hello,

I would like to know the steps to compile libreelec for the A64 board.
I saw here
https://ftp.olimex.com/Allwinner_Images/a64-olinuxino/linux/3.LibreELEC_KODI_images/README.txt
"Build instructions and sources would soon be publsihed."
Of course I know this is from late 2019 but any news on this ?

fivuf

Well I found the repo and there is a A20-Olinuxino_BUILD.md file.
But I'm going to try for A64.

Cheers

fivuf

I successfully compiled the https://github.com/LibreELEC/LibreELEC.tv repo (latest) with the 10 commits from https://github.com/OLIMEX/LibreELEC.tv.

I had to resolve some conflicts but nothing hard.

It is booting and working like a charm on A64 :)

mossroy

May 15, 2021, 10:30:50 pm #3 Last Edit: Today at 12:10:26 am by mossroy
Hey, that's interesting!

I recently tried the image provided by Olimex in 2019.
It was basically working but I had a few issues with it :
  • the version of kodi was a bit outdated of course (kodi 18)
  • there is no addon repo compiled for the board, notably for PVR. I managed to make it work with http://libreelec.1337-server.net/addons/9.0/H3/arm/pvr.hts/pvr.hts-4.3.11.2.zip (a python2 version for Kodi 18 : it will not work with Kodi 19)
  • there is no repo for automatic updates of Kodi
  • in less than 24 hours, I had a timer jump (date suddenly changed) and some other crashes

Did you try to keep the board running for a few days, to see if there is a date change and/or some crashes?

Did you commit your code somewhere, ideally on github? Can you provide your generated image?

It's very sad that Olimex boards are not listed in https://libreelec.tv/downloads-new-allwinner/ , like the other boards based on the same A64 CPU. If all patches from Olimex were merged upstream, the boards might become officially supported, with all the benefits.