SlaXBMC 14.1 Gotham 13.1 upgrade

Following up the currently stable XBMC Gotham release cycle we present you the Gotham 13.1 upgrade package for the currently available SlaXBMC 14.1 flavors x86, x86_64 and ARM (more specific Raspberry Pi)
ArchitecturePackageMD5 Hash
x86 (32bit)xbmc-13.1-i486-1xsb.txz77fc39ebc51c8319144c9046f62a3336
x86_64 (64bit)xbmc-13.1-x86_64-1xsb.txzc862a3ae95ec44666fd39df78d6034e3
ARM (Raspberry Pi)xbmc-13.1-arm-1xsb.txz7d3b1129383be69e175cdc18cc1985e7

If you have peripherals (keyboard/mouse) connected on your HTPC you can upgrade to the latest XBMC 13.1 as follows:
  • Exit from XBMC to Desktop (via the XBMC power button menu Exit option)
  • Start a console window on the Desktop (try right mouse click -> XTERM or Alt+F1)
  • Download the upgrade package for your architecture using one of the following (one liner!) commands
    • x86 (32bit)
      wget -c http://slackware.org.uk/slaxbmc/14.1/slaxbmc-14.1/patches/gotham/xbmc-13.1-i486-1xsb.txz 
    • x86_64 (64bit)
      wget -c http://slackware.org.uk/slaxbmc/14.1/slaxbmc64-14.1/patches/gotham/xbmc-13.1-x86_64-1xsb.txz
    • ARM (Raspberry Pi)
      wget -c http://slackware.org.uk/slaxbmc/14.1/slaxbmcrpi-14.1/patches/gotham/xbmc-13.1-arm-1xsb.txz
  • Apply the upgrade package downloaded earlier and remove it afterwards.
    upgradepkg xbmc-13.1*.txz; rm xbmc-13.1*.txz
  • Start-up XBMC Gotham 13.1 from the right mouse click menu or by rebooting your system

If on the other hand you run the HTPC in headless mode then follow the remote access upgrade instructions below:
  • Write down your HTPCs network IP address. That can be found from within XBMC under System -> System Info -> Summary
  • From a second PC/Laptop connected on your network use SSH to connect to your HTPC as follows (if your secondary machine is Win* you can use the freeware PuTTY ssh client):
    ssh [your HTPCs IP here]
    (Login using your set username/password combination)
  • After login, download the upgrade package for your architecture using one of the following (one liner!) commands
    • x86 (32bit)
      wget -c http://slackware.org.uk/slaxbmc/14.1/slaxbmc-14.1/patches/gotham/xbmc-13.1-i486-1xsb.txz 
    • x86_64 (64bit)
      wget -c http://slackware.org.uk/slaxbmc/14.1/slaxbmc64-14.1/patches/gotham/xbmc-13.1-x86_64-1xsb.txz
    • ARM (Raspberry Pi)
      wget -c http://slackware.org.uk/slaxbmc/14.1/slaxbmcrpi-14.1/patches/gotham/xbmc-13.1-arm-1xsb.txz
  • Force the running XBMC instance to stop on the GUI
    QuitXBMCtoDesktop
  • Finally apply the upgrade package downloaded earlier, remove it afterwards and reboot the HTPC for the changes to take effect.
    upgradepkg xbmc-13.1*.txz; rm xbmc-13.1*.txz; reboot

Enjoy,
Analekto

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