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How To Install Kodi Media Server on AlmaLinux 9

Install Kodi Media Server on AlmaLinux 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Kodi Media Server on AlmaLinux 9. Kodi, a versatile and highly acclaimed media center software, has gained a dedicated following due to its capability to transform your computer into a multimedia powerhouse. If you’re an AlmaLinux 9 user, you’re in luck because installing Kodi is a straightforward process.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Kodi Media Server on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux or RHEL-based.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 9.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Kodi Media Server.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Kodi Media Server on AlmaLinux 9

Step 1. Before diving into the installation process, ensure your AlmaLinux 9 system is up-to-date. Run the following commands in your terminal:

sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing Kodi Media Server on AlmaLinux 9.

  • Install Kodi using the Package Manager (dnf/yum):

Now, let’s move on to the main event installing Kodi. Use the following command:

sudo dnf install kodi

The system will prompt you for confirmation. Type ‘y‘ and hit Enter to proceed. This command will initiate the download and installation process.

  • Install Kodi from Source:

Before building Kodi from the source, you need to install some dependencies. Open the terminal and run the following command to install the required dependencies:

sudo dnf install -y git make gcc-c++ cmake glibc-devel glibc-devel.i686 libstdc++-static libstdc++-static.i686 libXinerama-devel libXrandr-devel mesa-libGL-devel mesa-libEGL-devel mesa-libGLES-devel mesa-libgbm-devel mesa-libGLU-devel pulseaudio-libs-devel libcurl-devel libmicrohttpd-devel libxslt-devel libxml2-devel libcap-devel libcap-ng-devel libgcrypt-devel libass-devel libva-devel libvdpau-devel libbluray-devel libcdio-devel libdvdread-devel libmad-devel libmpeg2-devel libogg-devel libvorbis-devel libpng-devel freetype-devel fontconfig-devel libfribidi-devel libplist-devel libusb-devel libcec-devel libnfs-devel libafpclient-devel librtmp-devel libssh-devel libyajl-devel libxkbcommon-devel libinput-devel libevdev-devel libxkbcommon-x11-devel libxkbcommon-x11-devel.i686

Once the dependencies are installed, run the following command to download the Kodi source code:

git clone

Change to the Kodi source directory:

cd xbmc

Run the following commands to configure and build Kodi:

sudo make install

Step 3. Launch Kodi on AlmaLinux.

After the installation is complete, you can launch Kodi by typing kodi in the terminal or by searching for it in the applications menu.

Install Kodi Media Server on AlmaLinux 9

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Kodi. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Kodi Media Server on your AlmaLinux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Kodi website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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