How to Install XBMC on Debian Squeeze, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, Mandriva, Gentoo and Arch Linux

Hello Linux Geeksters.

In this article I will show you how to install XBMC on Debian Squeeze, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, Mandriva, Gentoo and Arch Linux. To see how to install XBMC on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04 and Linux Mint 15, 14, 13, read this article.

XBMC 12.2 Frodo is a famous open source media player. It is multiplatform, available on Linux, Windows and Mac OSX. XBMC has more than 30 language interfaces. To find out more about XBMC, read their wiki.

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How to Install XBMC on Debian Squeeze:

Add the Deb Multimedia Repos:

$ sudo su
# echo 'deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org squeeze main non-free' >> /etc/apt/sources.list
# echo 'deb-src http://www.deb-multimedia.org sid main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list

Update the local repositories:

# apt-get update

Install deb-multimedia-keyring:

# apt-get install deb-multimedia-keyring

Install libmad0 for MPEG playback:

# apt-get install libmad0

Install XBMC:

# apt-get install xbmc

How to Install XBMC on Fedora and CentOS:

Add the rpm fusion repo on Fedora:

$ su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/el/updates/6/i386/rpmfusion-free-release-6-1.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/el/updates/6/i386/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-6-1.noarch.rpm'

Add the rpm fusion repo on CentOS:

$ su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/el/updates/6/i386/rpmfusion-free-release-6-1.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/el/updates/6/i386/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-6-1.noarch.rpm'

Update the local repositories:

$ sudo yum update

Install XBMC:

$ sudo yum install xbmc

How to Install XBMC on openSUSE:

$ sudo zypper in XBMC

How to Install XBMC on Mageia and Mandriva:

# urpmi xbmc

How to Install XBMC on Gentoo:

$ sudo emerge --autounmask xbmc

How to Install XBMC on Arch Linux:

# pacman -Sy xbmc

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2 comments on “How to Install XBMC on Debian Squeeze, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, Mandriva, Gentoo and Arch Linux
  1. Nicklas Ring says:

    Worked like a charm, thx for the sources.list in squeeze.

    Cheers

  2. Jesse says:

    Muchas gracias, estos pasos funcionan! Thanks a lot

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