[Tutorial] - Build Kodi

This new tutorial is about building Kodi.

Step 1 : You need to enable the opengl driver of the rpi

Step 2 : build kodi

sudo apt build-dep kodi sudo apt install uuid-dev libcrossguid-dev git clone https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc --depth=1 cd xbmc ./bootstrap ./configure --disable-openmax make sudo make install

After you can launch kodi with :


Fullscreen mode or windowed mode works :slight_smile:

There is only sofware decoding until it will be implemented in opengl driver, but it work good on rpi 3 with 720p videos.




I made a PPA for Kodi on the Pi 2 and 3 a while back. I’d be interested in feedback :slight_smile:

Been using Raspbian for 4 years, pretty confident. Recently installed MATE on a Pi3 and loving it. Followed your tutorial, however I get errors when I try making Kodi. I have installe d OpenGL drivers as instructed. I suspect it may have been as I did some fiddling a month ago to do some DVD Ripping with the Pi. The error log is Here,

any suggestions greatly appreciated.

I will give your package a shot. Will report if it worked :slight_smile: .


Looks good. No problems yet.


I’m struggling with building Kodi on my Raspi3.
It might be a stupid question, but when executing ‘./bootstrap’ I get the following.
‘bash: ./bootstrap: No such file or directory’

First time I’m building something, but so far not really successful.
I hope someone can help me.


hello !
Ive tried this tutorial but i have same problem …

They moved the bootstrap script.

I think you’re better off with the official guide:

cc @vorbiss