libreelec compilation

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

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I would like to know the steps to compile libreelec for the A64 board.
I saw here
"Build instructions and sources would soon be publsihed."
Of course I know this is from late 2019 but any news on this ?


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



I successfully compiled the repo (latest) with the 10 commits from

I had to resolve some conflicts but nothing hard.

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


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  • the version of kodi was a bit outdated of course (kodi 18)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 (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 , 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.



Here's a howto to apply the patch

Feel free to make a pull request to the LibreElec github.
Here's the image

I didn't encounter crash where I could have then in the old version, except when moving in the timeline of a very heavy video file.

Another thing is that where in the old image I powered the board before my video projector, I would only get a black screen. Now with the new version I can power them in the same time or not, it doesn't matter.

Be careful, I'm pretty sure python 2 addons support is dropped for python 3 since a recent version.