Kodi in Devuan Xfce, psst, it's in the backports
. It would be wise to do like I do, enable backports-->refresh, get what you want (ignore the new found updates
), then disable backports again-->refresh. This has been a public service announcement for the n00byish among us, lol.
FYI, the PCLinuxOS team have completely borked their gtk desktops, updates borked my very long time MATE install (I'm very cheesed about this, enough to keep Cheetos orange for a very long time), I did a bare metal install of their community Xfce 'mini' 2016.07 to prove this, then immediately did the updates (stock install, absolutely nothing changed or other packages installed yet) like they
suggest, icon colours and window manager title bar colours get distorted, by that I mean a reddish hue. It's not as bad as it was, for a while in my old MATE install, image and video files were opening with a dark blue tinge, now at least images look normal again in the Xfce install, but the red icons and window borders still exist. I had the same MATE install for several years, it was the updates that broke it. You can rule out my machine, good ol' trusty Devaun Xfce
looks and works great. My instincts tell me the Gnome systemd cabal are borking code and it's not being thoroughly vetted and properly ported for backwards gtk2 compatibility. Much to my chagrin, some apps like Catfish and Gedit have now taken on the Gnome 3 look (and their stupid overly simplistic menus) in MATE and Xfce, this is forcing Gnome 3 code in a native gtk2 environment, do the math.
One more tip, I backed up my PCLOS home folder on my storage drive, then I deleted the new folders/files in the Devuan Kodi folder (/home/<user>/.kodi/), copied the backed up PCLOS Kodi folders/files and voila, Kodi in Devuan opened like there was never a crash or switch-over. Why am I telling you this? Because a stunt like that doesn't always work, and when it does, it thrills me to death. Edit: HA! I was right, tried another install of PCLinuxOS Xfce 'mini' 2016.07, but this time I pinned gnome-themes-standard (3.x, take note of the version) and the adwaita icon theme (which I despise) BEFORE doing the bare bones install updates, sure enough, it totally trashed the install, which means even in Xfce, Gnome 3 is forced on you and bastardizes your Xfce install. Now I know what KILLED my MATE install. F*** you Gnome cabal, I will NEVER like or use your garbage. Have a nice life PCLinuxOS, you're no longer relevant.
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