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If XBMC is released for Ubuntu 10.04, you can proceed with the normal installation, otherwise you have to install from SVN.

Normal installation

If XBMC is available for this Ubuntu release, the installation is as follows:

  • Go to: System -> Admininstration -> Software Sources
  • In Software Sources go to tab ‘Other Software’
  • Click on the ‘Add’ button
  • Fill in the APT line: ppa:team-xbmc
  • Click on the ‘Add Source’ button
  • Click on the ‘Close’ button
  • Click on the ‘Reload’ button

Now open a terminal window and execute the following commands:

$ sudo apt-get install xbmc

Installation from SVN

If XBMC is not released yet for this Ubuntu version, use this instructions.

First add the xbmc-svn to the opened file:

$ vi /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xbmc.list.list

And add in this file the following lines for Ubuntu 10.04:

deb lucid main  
deb-src lucid main

To install XBMC do the following:

$ sudo apt-get update  
$ sudo apt-get install xbmc