XBMC built successfully
knurpht@laptop:/Extra/Devel/XBMC/xbmc> su -c 'make install'
Copying XBMC binary to /usr/local/lib64/xbmc/
You can run XBMC with the command 'xbmc'
Copying support and legal files...
Copying system files to /usr/local/share/xbmc
Now see if it all works. In the ‘doc’ folder of the xbmc sources root, there’s a README.linux which tells you which ‘devel’ packages have to be installed. A bit of a puzzle sometimes, since it refers to the libnames on Ubuntu, but it’s doable. The only package from outside the default repos was taglib / libtag, which I found through software.opensuse.org: Download openSUSE 12.2
Here’s a conversation that took place outside of the forums that I had with Knurpht by email. I’ll post what he said.
“XBMC sources compile now, it starts, it works partially, but f.e. I cannot update/install add-ons, and have no clue yet why this does not work. AFAIK the Packman packagers handle XBMC. IMHO the best thing is to wait a bit, I know the Packman people talk to the XBMC people, so let’s hope they come up with a proper working version soon.”
Yeah the lack of XBMC is a huge pain. I’ve always used Kubuntu or Arch so when I got to openSUSE the lack of XBMC was a huge shock but I was reassured I would find it in packman. Since then I learned to live without it but I eagerly await its return. openSUSE might sometimes lack packages (this is changing so quickly thanks to OBS becoming many dev’s one-stop shop for multi-distro packaging) but it has tons of benefits like stability, polish, the best KDE implementation, zypper, yast and powerful, well resourced and forward looking community.
I rate somebody should use OBS and build one themselves or something. Maybe set-up up a binary rpm with static linked libraries. Maybe going the route of /optlike propriety software. Its not ideal but it would work. Unfortunately I have no clue how to use OBS, whether it even supports static linked libraries or if there would be any other problems to face. It wouldn’t be a good solution but it would be a working solution.
Today I pulled in the latest git revision of xbmc, compiled it and am succesfully running it. Just after finishing I received an email, where a non forums member reported having seen the thread and having created an rpm. He sent me the spec file as well. Could that be of help to anybody? I don’t have the time atm to dive into package building.