SlaXBMC 13.37 (x86_64) Eden Upgrade (RC2)

Following up the XBMC Eden countdown, on the 2nd of March 2012 the XBMC team made available the first official release of the latest XBMC version with codename Eden. Since Eden Beta1 the decision was made this beta release cycle become available to all SlaXBMC users wishing to test/use and upgrade to the latest and (IMO) greatest XBMC version.

The upgrade steps below are based on the assumption you have SlaXBMC64 13.37 installed on your HTPC and the upgrade process is taking place there; however the upgrade would work equally well on a full Slackware64 13.37 configured system with the extra (xbc/xsc) packages from the SlaXBMC64 13.37 distribution ISO.
NOTE: Those of you who have followed the SlaXBMC Eden RC1 upgrade cycle please Fast Forward to Step 7b :)

So lets get on with it...
  1. Revert the current XBMC skin back to the XBMC default (Confluence) where applicable

  2. Exit XBMC to desktop

  3. Right click on the Desktop and start-up an XTerm console

  4. Install the latest Slackware64 security patches
    root@SlaXBMC64:~#slackpkg update
    If you get the following information message:
    "  You do not have any mirror selected in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors
       Please edit that file and uncomment ONE mirror. Slackpkg
       only works with ONE mirror selected.
    Then perform the following bullet-point process and try again on completion:
    • root@SlaXBMC64:~#cd /etc/slackpkg
    • Browse to the file mirrors using the arrow keys and press F4
    • Use the arrow keys to navigate down the list of Slackware64 13.37 FTP and HTTP mirrors
    • Delete the # character at the beginning of ONE FTP or HTTP mirror listing
    • Press on F2 and select Save
    • Press twice F10 followed by Yes
    • root@SlaXBMC64:~#cd
    Finalize the security patch installation process by issuing:
    root@SlaXBMC64:~#slackpkg upgrade patches

  5. Remove obsolete packages
    root@SlaXBMC64:~#removepkg xbmc-10.1-x86_64-1xsb.txz libmms-0.6.2-x86_64-1xsb.txz a52dec-0.7.4-x86_64-1xsb.txz faac-1.28-x86_64-1xsb.txz faad2-2.7-x86_64-1xsb.txz

  6. Install required package from the official Slackware repositories
    root@SlaXBMC64:~#slackpkg install ruby-1.9.1_p431-x86_64-1
    root@SlaXBMC64:~#slackpkg install jdk-6u25-x86_64-1

  7. a) Upgrading from XBMC 10.1 Dharma directly into XBMC 11.0 Eden RC2:
    Download the upgrade files shown below in a local folder of your choice (for the purpose of this manual we'll assume /lost+found)
    Now proceed to Step 8

    b) Upgrading from XBMC Eden 11.0 RC1 directly into XBMC Eden 11.0 RC2:
    Download the upgrade files shown below in a local folder of your choice (for the purpose of this manual we'll assume /lost+found)
    In that folder remove the previously installed (Eden RC1) version before installing the latest (Eden RC2) as shown below:
    root@SlaXBMC64:~#cd /lost+found
    root@SlaXBMC64:~#removepkg xbmc-11.0-Eden_rc1-x86_64-1xsb.txz
    root@SlaXBMC64:~#installpkg xbmc-11.0-Eden_rc2-x86_64-1xsb.txz
    Upgrade complete... :)

  8. Install the packages (from /lost+found)
    root@SlaXBMC64:~#cd /lost+found
    root@SlaXBMC64:~#installpkg l*.txz
    root@SlaXBMC64:~#upgradepkg ConfData-1.0-x86_64-2xsb.txz
    root@SlaXBMC64:~#installpkg junit-4.10-x86_64-1xsb.txz apache-ant-1.8.2-x86_64-1xsb.txz rtmpdump-2.4-x86_64-1xsb.txz xbmc-11.0-Eden_rc2-x86_64-1xsb.txz

Right click on the desktop and select Start XBMC to get a glimpse of Eden ;)

NOTE: A complete list of the Packages shown above and their Source (including Slackbuild scripts) is also available here.

NOTE: Older XBMC Eden upgrade instructions are available here (Dharma to Eden Beta1), here (Dharma/Eden Beta1 to Eden Beta2), here (Dharma/Eden Beta2 to Eden Beta3) and here (Dharma/Eden Beta3 to Eden RC1).


Callum said...

Any chance of an updated guide now that Eden has gone to final release?

Thanks for your work so far!

Analekto said...

Hi Callum,

Kudos to Slackware and XBMC for their great work, I only provide the glue ;)

To be honest I haven't decided on writing a new manual yet. Most probably (if I end up doing this) will be with the next SlaXBMC release; which would be following the new Slackware release. (I'm of the opinion the OS cycle should dictate the manual/howto writeup rather than the App.)