With the arrival of Kodi 18 Leia also came the ability to access DRM restricted content from servies like Netflix. As of now, the Netflix add-on isn't in the official Kodi repositories, but it's easy enough to install and set up on Debian and Ubuntu, and that includes installations on the Raspberry Pi.
Chef is a Ruby based configuration management tool used to define infrastructure as code. This enables users to automate the management of many nodes and maintain consistency across those nodes. Recipes declare the desired state for managed nodes and are created on a user’s workstation using the Chef Workstation package. Your recipes are distributed across nodes via a Chef server. A Chef client, installed on each node, is in charge of applying the recipe to its corresponding node. This guide will show you how to install and configure a Chef Server and Chef Workstation. We will also bootstrap a node to manage with Chef.
This guide will show how to configure a local repository server based on Ubuntu Bionic, but it can be adapted to a previous version of Ubuntu or even to any distribution using Aptitude as the main package management system, like Debian or Mint. You might typically want to setup a local repository to save Internet bandwidth.
In this tutorial you will learn:
How to install the required software on the server
How to select which repositories to mirror on the server
How to mirror selecting repositories locally on the server
How to configure the Linux client to use the local repository server
As stated above we are not considering a public or country mirror for this tutorial, but if you want to implement it consider that:
Your network bandwidth becomes very important
You need to register the repository to the Ubuntu list of mirrors
You must sync the mirror at least four times a day
Because you must mirror all previous versions you might need 2 TB or more of disk space
Kodi has long beta cycles. That’s great because it helps keep bugs out of production releases, but it also holds up new features for months. Thankfully, the Kodi developers make “unstable” packages available to test and use.
This guide will follow the process of installing those Kodi beta packages on Ubuntu to get the latest Kodi release before it actually launches.