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Installing RetroFE in Raspbian Stretch
« on: May 13, 2019, 03:14:27 AM »
I am using a Pi 3B+ with Raspbian Stretch using the line:
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bash <(curl -s https://bitbucket.org/phulshof/retrofe/raw/default/Scripts/Raspi2/install.sh)Install is NOT working. It makes a RetroFE folder in root but not all is there. I have tried with and without SU access. Can anyone advise?

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Re: Installing RetroFE in Raspbian Stretch
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2019, 06:11:44 AM »
Iím afraid I havenít looked at that script in ages. I have no idea what the current status is. What would you say is missing?

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Re: Installing RetroFE in Raspbian Stretch
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 04:22:13 AM »
Most glaringly a lack of an executable but it would appear that the core folder is empty as well.

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Re: Installing RetroFE in Raspbian Stretch
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 05:27:22 PM »
Most glaringly a lack of an executable but it would appear that the core folder is empty as well.

The core folder is only used for the Windows libraries. The Linux executable should be in the root directory of RetroFE.

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Re: Installing RetroFE in Raspbian Stretch
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 06:11:11 PM »
Yes the executable is missing as well.

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Re: Installing RetroFE in Raspbian Stretch
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2019, 07:29:19 PM »
Odd, the executable should be built as part of the compile step.

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Re: Installing RetroFE in Raspbian Stretch
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2019, 02:44:15 PM »
I'm using the official Stretch image on a Pi 3B+ FWIW

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Re: Installing RetroFE in Raspbian Stretch
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2019, 08:22:32 PM »
Is there an archive I can extract to my installed folder that would replace whatever is missing?

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Re: Installing RetroFE in Raspbian Stretch
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2019, 10:20:16 PM »
No, though I guess I could try and build one sometime. Basically the bitbucket checkout contains all required files except for the executable. That one's created from the source code compile (in Linux it's just called retrofe, without extension). There's a Python script that gathers it all together.

Could you screenshot the contents of the directory it's created for you?

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Re: Installing RetroFE in Raspbian Stretch
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2019, 03:41:28 AM »
Sorry to revive an old thread, but I have reinstalled Stretch a couple of times and still can't get this to compile. Is there any chance this will be revisited? I tried EmulationStation and it is god awful compared to RetroFE.

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Re: Installing RetroFE in Raspbian Stretch
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2019, 06:18:44 AM »
Sorry to revive an old thread, but I have reinstalled Stretch a couple of times and still can't get this to compile. Is there any chance this will be revisited? I tried EmulationStation and it is god awful compared to RetroFE.

What did you do, and how did it fail?


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Re: Installing RetroFE in Raspbian Stretch
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2019, 04:44:42 PM »
I run the script above in the OP, but for the life of me I can't remember where I got it from. I think it was mentioned in the download link once upon a time. Some errors come up during the install but they go by so quickly that I cannot see them all. Running from terminal emulator as SU.

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Re: Installing RetroFE in Raspbian Stretch
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2019, 03:19:11 PM »
I fear that script will need an update for the latest version of Raspbian. I'd suggest doing it manually for now; just compile the bitbucket archive, and copy the files to the right locations.

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Re: Installing RetroFE in Raspbian Stretch
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2019, 03:49:06 AM »
Is there a step by step out there for this? I would like this to be my cross-platform setup as I put years into perfecting my Windows collection with this.

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Re: Installing RetroFE in Raspbian Stretch
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2019, 08:01:07 PM »
Not that I can remember; it's been ages since I even used my Pi3, let alone know how I set it up back then. Anyone else wanna chip in here?