Love XBMC? Need it and want it in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic? But can’t get it installed because of a missing package that won’t install? Search no further, I have your solution here. Even though XBMC 9.11 Camelot has solved many user issues, fixed bugs, revamped it’s style and created whole new feature sets… it simply cannot function if your system does not support it.
The problem with Ubuntu might be that it does not have all the required libraries in place. This is easy to test. All you have to do is try to install “liblzo1”. If you are using a Debian based system, like Ubuntu/Kubuntu, then you can install it through the command like with the following command:
sudo apt-get install liblzo1
If you do not want to use the command line, you can install the library through your favorite GUI application such as KpackageIt (in Kubuntu) or Synaptic.
If you have not tried installing XBMC before or have an old version, simply run this command (via the command line) to add the XBMC officially unofficial PPA’s:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa sudo apt-get install xbmc-standalone xbmc liblzo1
If you have a problem install XBMC because of the missing “liblzo1” package, you can download it from the following places. For x64 bit computers use the first link, the a regular 32 bit system use the second:
Install that package first:
sudo dpkg -i liblzo1_1.08-3_amd64.deb or sudo dpkg -i liblzo1_1.08-3_i386.deb
If you are not comfortable with the command line, you can simply click on the file to install it through the built in GUI package installers (these usually come standard with most current Linux distributions).
sudo apt-get install xbmc xbmc-standalone
This will now finally install XBMC in Kubuntu Karmic 9.10 without issue at all. Enjoy XBMC goodness!