My friend decided that she should learn a bit more than the VERY basics about kodi and libreelec that she knows now, so I installed le 11 on a vmware vm to help her out. If she breaks it, it
In detail, I got the .ova file and had vmware player convert it to its own format and create a new vm. Then I beefed up its specs a bit: 2 cpu cores instead of 1, 4gb of ram instead of 1 and 512mb of video memory instead of 128. I also switched the network to nat mode. The remaining options inside le are the default ones, ssh is enabled and the vm works just fine... if you exclude some frame drops here and there when navigating the ui.
Back to my friend. One thing she MUST learn is to update the os itself and that is why I installed le 11.0.0 and not 11.0.1, so as to show her how to upgrade to it. I showed her how to download the file and place it inside the update folder that is accessible through samba, but she still finds it a bit complicated, so I went the easiest way possible: through libreelec settings > updates. Under there, I have set
- automatic updates = manual
- submit statistics = enabled (not that it matters)
- show update notifications = enabled
- show custom channels = disabled
- update channel = libreelec 11.0
And the list under "available versions" is completely empty, although kodi does show a notification for an update at startup. What is weirder than that is that kodi's log just stops at a random position every time, e.g. from 2 subsequent boots
p.s. Networking was set to bridged this time, so as to connect with ssh and get the logs.