Well, installing debian sid and xbmc had never been easier.

  1. Get debian testing (or maybe stable) from → here
  2. Install debian anywhere you want
  3. Replace stable or testing repos with unstable:
    nano /etc/apt/sources.list
    deb http://your.debian.mirror/debian unstable main contrib non-free
  4. Upgrade to debian unstable by
    apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
  5. Switch from SysVinit to systemd by following → these steps. Please take notice of «Known issues and workarounds»
  6. Remove gdm with
    apt-get purge gdm3
  7. Install lightdm with
    apt-get install lightdm
  8. Install xbmc-standalone with
    apt-get install xbmc-standalone
  9. Reboot and login to xbmc
  10. Activate auto-login by configuring lightdm
    nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

I'd recommend contrib and non-free packages because otherwise you may not be able to release the full potential of your xbmc installation.

Have fun with "xbmcsid"!

Note: Replacing sysvinit with systemd is completely optional. Replacing gdm with lightdm is also optional. These things will just speed up the boot time a bit.

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