Package Details: kodi-standalone-service 1.123-1

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Package Base: kodi-standalone-service
Description: Systemd services to run kodi in stand-alone mode without a DE
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Licenses: MIT
Replaces: kodi-standalone-gbm-service, kodi-standalone-wayland-service, kodi-standalone-x11-service
Submitter: graysky
Maintainer: graysky
Last Packager: graysky
Votes: 64
Popularity: 0.38
First Submitted: 2014-11-05 20:25
Last Updated: 2021-01-05 00:28

thealchemist commented on 2015-02-19 09:36

So Arch ARM creates a user while Arch x86 does not? Then I see that it is getting complicated/incompatible now and its not documented.

This is in contrast to the packages I installed and configured for now (using the Wiki). As far as I know that the Wiki officially only supports x86, but if most packages were essentially compatible, and the Arch ARM developers also link to the Wiki, then there should be an update to the Wiki.

graysky commented on 2015-02-18 20:37

Arch != Arch ARM. Arch ARM ships their kodi package with, in effect, this already mixed in. Best advice is not use AUR packages on Arch ARCH without understanding if they are supplying similar functionality or identical files.

thealchemist commented on 2015-02-18 15:51

I can confirm this, kodi.service works flawless without kodi-standalone-service but I did not get it running with the package. I'm completely new to kodi (only did some research and testing yesterday), but I at the time of writing I cannot find the advantages of this package. I found it as solution in the Wiki.

I believe it was needed with previous xbmc but my current kodi-rbp installation (Rasberry Pi 2) works out of the box if I enable kodi.service in systemd.
On the other hand I was not able to install this package without messing in my setup manually (removing /usr/lib/systemd/system/kodi.service and setting suid mount option in /var).

While installing kodi a user and group named kodi were added (ID 997:997)
After installing kodi-standalone-service kodi.service was broken (kodi ID 997:420) and login group was kodi (420)

I also do not understand in which way the package is different to the current out of the box behaviour (and maybe outperforms it). But honestly for me it looked like its messing my fresh kodi installations rendering it unusable.

Now I do not want to correct the Wiki entry of Kodi, because of my very limited knowledge and because I really respect your work, but I think the Wiki is misleading.

I am willing to do some more testing if it is needed.

graysky commented on 2015-01-20 23:50

@Bc - Not sure why. Works fine without that package for multiple systems.

BcTpe4HbIu commented on 2015-01-20 23:29

Could not get it working without xorg-server-utils package. Maybe it should be in dependencies?

graysky commented on 2015-01-11 15:04

Sorry, but I have no experience with Steam to know why that might be happening... this package is functionally no different from the old xbmc-standalone-service. It really just renamed the user xbmc->kodi and the homedir from /var/lib/xbmc->/var/lib/kodi.

rsalvador commented on 2015-01-11 14:29

Hi guys,

First of all, great work on this package ;).
I have a small issues after updating from the old XBMC to Kodi, I used a Steam Launcher addin and it now it is not working.
The plugin has two options, either kill Kodi and Lauch steam or leave Kodi open an just open steam over it. The first option causes Kodi to restart over steam, the second option Steam start correctly but it does not have keyboard focus, it is still on Kodi.
Do you guys have any suggestions?

Thanks a lot!

graysky commented on 2015-01-04 20:29

Bump to v1.8-1
Changelog: Now, kodi.serivce no longer requires /etc/X11/Xwrapper.config to function.

graysky commented on 2015-01-04 00:30

Bump to v1.7-1
Changelog: Kill xbmc.service if running or else removal of xbmc is not possible.

graysky commented on 2015-01-03 15:10

Bump to v1.6-1
Changelog: Removed unneeded workaround for pulseaudio to init (release kodi seems to have fixed it).