How to install a new software package to LinuxMCE using Add Software Screen

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At first to add descriptions of the available packages to the database you must run


or add it to the cron (to get this descriptions periodically).

Also if you have some installed packages from the downloaded descriptions you should to run

/usr/pluto/bin/instcheck PK_Device

where PK_Device is primary key of this media director PC in the table "Device" of the LinuxMCE db. You can find it by calling the follow query to pluto_main database

SELECT PK_Device FROM Device WHERE IPaddress="your_ip_address"


1. In the Orbiter main screen go to LinuxMCE->Add Software

2. Select some package and answer "Yes" on the next question

3. After some time the package will be installed