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How to install Boxee in Gentoo Linux

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This howto uses Boxee version



  • Edit: /etc/make.conf
    • Add line: PORTDIR_OVERLAY=/usr/local/portage
  • Edit: /etc/portage/package.use
    • Add line: dev-db/sqlite extensions
  • mkdir -p /usr/local/portage/media-tv/boxee/
  • Download:
  • unzip
  • cp -R boxee/* /usr/local/portage/media-tv/boxee/
  • Edit: /usr/local/portage/media-tv/boxee/boxee-0.9.23_beta15885.ebuild
    • Change line: =www-plugins/adobe-flash-
    • To: >=www-plugins/adobe-flash-10.2
  • cd /usr/local/portage/media-tv/boxee/
  • ebuild boxee-0.9.23_beta15885.ebuild digest
  • emerge boxee


Common ErrorsEdit

  • checking for main in -ldl... no
    • you could be missing myql
    • may need "export LDFLAGS=-L/usr/lib/mysql"
  • ximapng.cpp: error: 'struct png_info_struct' has no member named 'trans_values'
    • You need to patch libpng14 errors

Old versionsEdit


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