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apt-get built 3.4?

Added by Maury Markowitz almost 6 years ago

I used apt-get instructions found here in the forums and on several doc pages to install TVH on my Odriod. I just noticed that it is version 3.4~wheezy. Unless I am mistaken, is the current stable not 4.2?

In any event, and I know this is an FAQ somewhere, what steps do I need to update to 4.2? I have no setup, so I can wipe everything. Is such a build possible using apt-get, or do I have to pull sources?


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RE: apt-get built 3.4? - Added by Dreamcat 4 almost 6 years ago

No the current official stable is 4.0.7.

If you are looking for arm compiled Ubuntu or Debian pkgs, then i'm sorry to say but there still aren't any decent / reliable source for that.

So to avoid compiling yourself, it would be beest if you to install arch linux on your odroid. Then use arch linux official tvheadend pkg from here:

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/tvheadend/

However others on the forum may also have compiled ARM .debs, like for the rPI / similar. You might as well try those too if you already have ubuntu installed on it right now (before trying to switch to arch).

RE: apt-get built 3.4? - Added by Maury Markowitz almost 6 years ago

Thanks Dreamcat. Forgive my noobishness, but are you sure arch-linux will run on the ODriod? I'm not much of a kernel guy so this stuff is mostly new to me.

RE: apt-get built 3.4? - Added by Dreamcat 4 almost 6 years ago

Hi again.
It turns out Adam has managed to get the previous (old) APT repo working again. This is a new development.

And it includes packages for armhf too:

It's linked here, 2nd section below the bintray ones:

Repository for 3.4

http://tvheadend.org/projects/tvheadend/wiki/AptRepository

http://apt.tvheadend.org/stable/pool/main/t/tvheadend/

So you might as well try those ones. See if they work. BTW you never specified which odroid you have (there are different ones).

RE: apt-get built 3.4? - Added by Maury Markowitz almost 6 years ago

Hey 'cat, sorry for the tardy reply. Thanks to help from another user with the same setup I just got the kWorld USB stick running on the ODroid - and that's a C1+, you're right that I failed to mention that.

I did manage to pull one build on arm from apt-get but since then it appears they are all gone. I looked in release and stable but it seems everything is intel or amd. C'est la vie.

I'm building now - I had no idea it was so big! My last build failed but that was 4.0.8 so I've git cloned release and, well, fingers crossed.

RE: apt-get built 3.4? - Added by Dreamcat 4 almost 6 years ago

Ah sorry my mistake. Guess I didn't check closely enough what he's got going on there now. It seems there are a few armhf ones, but all Debian. Wheras Odroid most often are running Ubuntu. We don't seem to be quite there yet but maybe it's something can happen in the future. We've always been hoping to get armhf .debs going if we can figure it out. Cross-compiling from scratch isn't easy but Adam has some pbuilder thing going now.

RE: apt-get built 3.4? - Added by Maury Markowitz almost 6 years ago

I was able to build and install, but I was surprised how long it took, at least two (three?) hours end-to-end. CC when into tight loops a couple of times and I had to power cycle to get it going again. But all's well that end's well, and at 10:30 last night I was watching TV on my iPhone.

RE: apt-get built 3.4? - Added by Dreamcat 4 almost 6 years ago

Yeah. Compiling on those hardware (rPi / ARM7 / similar) is always really slow. Same for MIPS.

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