raspbmc and tvcatchup

I did a fresh install of raspbmc-2013-12-23.img to a new B and got VNC
working. Wired LAN connection.
If I go into any settings pane that, presumably, is going to download
something like get addons etc. , I just get a blue pane with ".." no
matter how long I leave it.
Live TV, having enabled just throws endless can't connect or dropped
connect messages. It's not a firewall problem.
I tried the web browesr that did some sort of install and now if I
click it the pi reboots.
TVCatchup won't install because of missing dependencies but they are
in ~/.xbmc/addons as per docs.
So far not that impressed :-( My rasbian pi is much better behaved.
:-)

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Dave Saville
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Dave Saville
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Are you sure it hasn't updated to XBMC 13 'Gotham'
Raspbmc checks for updates and downloads and installs them automatically
TVCatchup is currently broken in Gotham, you may have to download the old Frodo (12.3) build to run it.
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Jon
Don't use that, it's broken too :(
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Jon
I kinda figured that out :-)
And yes it seems to have updated xbmc: XBMC 13.0 Git 20140505
Hmmm How do I back level it? In any case not only does TVCatchup not work nothing else in XBMC seems to either.
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Dave Saville
Quote from Gotham announcement:
The old Frodo build will remain installable via Raspbmc Settings indefinitely under 'Raspbmc-12.3-Final'.
Oh no it isn't.
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Dave Saville
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Dave Saville
So's mine, I wish it wouldn't do that. Not only do you have to wait for the fing thing to update when you want to watch something. It's also not kept some settings can only "half see" the attached USB HDD. ie I can play stuff from it but if you try to update the library (auto only on startup now no manual option?) it says the path is invalid.
Let me know as well and how to stop it auto updating when you do back level it...
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Dave Liquorice
Unfortunately you may have to wipe your SD card and start again, but make sure it's not connected to the internet and then go to Rasbpmc settings and disable updates.
Shame because otherwise 'Gotham' is considerable faster than 'Frodo', (especially on the Pi) but it isn't as stable :(
The MacOS X version is even worse, but at least I can still run the old Frodo app.
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Jon
That was my thinking. However it is going to be a PITA to do as I do not have USB mouse/Keyboard so need to run headless and SSH in. Which kinda needs a network connection. But I can hook the pi up to an old router and a laptop that is isolated. I take it the December raspbmc image is not too far "advanced"?
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Dave Saville
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Dave Saville
Seem to me that I need to re do the SD card and then put the pi on a LAN, I need to SSH in, that can't get to the net and then go into rasbmc settings and turn off auto update. That's assuming one *can* do a no network connected first boot.
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Dave Saville
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Dave Saville
Hmm Seems that you cannot SSH, or even ping, the pi *until* it has done it's first boot/update :-(
There must be some setting in the config files to fix this one.
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Dave Saville
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Dave Saville
The raspbmc distribution image is not a running raspbmc that you can use offline, but rather it is a bootloader for a network install. It cannot do much by itself other than contact its update server to load the full package, which will then be the latest version.
When you don't like that, there is a standalone image. But then you need an old version of that.
When you like full control, it may be better to just install raspbian and then install the XBMC package on that. (it has happened to me as well that my working raspbmc was destroyed by an update. in that case it was because of an incorrect mount option causing the boot partition to become invalid, so the thing would no longer boot at all)
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Rob
My bad - there was a routing problem. Came up isolated and I could use the raspbmc settings to turn off updates. Some things now actually work but yet to get a live, or any other, TV stream. :-)
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Dave Saville
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Dave Saville
Now he tells me :-)
So how can one tell if an image is a complete s/a one or an update stub?
Yes I was beginning to think just that. Esepcially as once set up, if ever, the pi will have another TV related job to do as well.
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Dave Saville
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Dave Saville
By the size. The installer download is something like 16 MB I think, the real one is much larger.
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Rob
I have given up on this one as I only tumbled yesterday to the fact that TVCatchup bears no relation to catch up TV :-(
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Dave Saville
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Dave Saville
It's confusing, it's actually a LIVE TV streaming site!
You can get an iPlayer plugin for XBMC
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Download the zip file to your home directory, but don't un-zip it, go to SYSTEM > Settings > Add-ons > Install from zip file
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Jon
Exactly - A really stupid name.
Yes I have iplayer, ITV and 4oD which works some of the time. C5 is out because of DRM - Same as C4 when it doesn't work.
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Dave Saville
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