Github Browser not working in Kodi 18

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  • #38194 Reply


    I type in user name in search. I get the repo listed, but get errors when i try to open it. any suggestions?

  • #39453 Reply

    Nathan Kinkead

    I’m using Kodi 18 and I’m able to install repos using the Github Browser just fine. I’ve seen that some devices have issues with the Github Browser, but I haven’t figured out why or found any solution.

  • #39581 Reply


    I solved the mystery of github not working correctly.
    Ask great as Nathan is, he is human and there was a typo in the addresss he had supplied.
    Look at his screenshot of the address needed for the repo. It’s different than the text in his dialogue.
    It’s missing a / at the end. That’s it! After i uninstalled and reinstalled with this hash at the end, presto chango everything worked. Hope this helps

  • #39702 Reply

    Ed Kman

    There might be a little confusion. Im talking about the Gitbrowser for Kodi. For example. I like the xonfuence skin that i could get from the Helly Repo.
    If i go and search by username “Helly1206” i get a repo listed, but when i click on it i get an error, ergo the repo never installed.
    I’ve uninstalled 18 and tried the same exercise in 17.6 and the addon worked fine. So it must be an issue with 18. However its rarely reported, imho because alot of people are turned off of the addon because its associated with tvaddons. I’ve never had an issue with there stuff and any help to the end user like me is much appreciated. I just hope they fix it as it is an easy way to install addons.

  • #40021 Reply

    Nathan Kinkead

    Max, thanks for offering your proposed solution, and thanks for adding more context to your situation, Ed.

    I mentioned this in your other forum post as well, but a trailing slash at the end of a URL doesn’t matter. It works the same with or without it. I’ve been a professional web developer for 20+ years so I should know.

    Even if the missing trailing slash was going to cause a problem, it would have stopped the repo from installing. But, as Ed mentioned, that’s not where the issue is happening, the repo installs just fine, the Indigo add-on installs just fine, and the Github Browser add-on installs just fine.

    But, the issue that Ed mentioned is with the functionality within the Github Browser add-on when you go to search for a username. The URL of the file source that was used to install the repo which was used to install the add-on should have no impact on this piece of functionality of this add-on.

    Instead, I think the act of simply uninstalling and reinstalling was the real fix in your case.

  • #40561 Reply


    The github browser just is not working properly in Kodi 18.
    When you do a username search, it lists the repo’s or addons available. But when you click on the listed repo or addon,kodi displays an error message.
    Just to be clear, I’m referring to the gitbrowser addon for Kodi.
    Probably not a good idea to use tvaddons addons anyway.

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