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  • #89027
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    brainfrz
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    Hi all,

    I recently received my raspberry pi 2, which i am currently setting up/testing.

    I downloaded the preinstalled image for the RPi 2, and thought it would be a nice test to compile some stuff from source. So i tried to compile Retroarch from source via the retropie_setup. Just for fun and giggles.

    Unfortunately it quickly ran aground with a “Checking for suitable working C compiler … Not found. Exiting.” notification. as far as i know, i got it all up and running.

    pi@retropie2 ~ $ sudo apt-get install build-essential
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    build-essential is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    
    pi@retropie2 ~ $ gcc --version
    gcc (Debian 4.7.2-5+rpi1) 4.7.2
    
    pi@retropie2 ~ $ cc --version
    cc (Debian 4.7.2-5+rpi1) 4.7.2
    
    pi@retropie2 ~ $ g++ --version
    g++ (Debian 4.7.2-5+rpi1) 4.7.2
    
    pi@retropie2 ~ $ make --version
    GNU Make 4.0
    Built for arm-unknown-linux-gnueabihf

    Running ./configure manually generates the same error. Has anybody got any idea what i’m looking at?

    #89051
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    sselph
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    Just a guess but maybe try __platform=rpi2 sudo ~/RetroPie-Setup/retropie_setup.sh to remind it that you are using a rpi 2.

    EDIT:
    I just looked on my rpi2 and this variable is already set to rpi2 so probably not that.

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    #89052
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    petrockblog
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    please provide the logfile from “logs”.

    #89055
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    brainfrz
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    Thanks both for your reply, I forced the Rpi2 platform, but the same thing happens (as expected, but no harm in trying anyway)

    Unfortunately, the logfile doesn’t show too much info, as far as i can tell:

    
    = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
    Installing dependencies for RetroArch
    = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
    
    /home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/tmp/build/retroarch /home/pi/RetroPie-Setup
    
    = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
    Getting sources for RetroArch
    = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
    
    git clone --depth 1 "git://github.com/libretro/RetroArch.git" "/home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/tmp/build/retroarch"
    Cloning into '/home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/tmp/build/retroarch'...
    git clone --depth 1 "git://github.com/libretro/common-overlays.git" "/home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/tmp/build/retroarch/overlays"
    Cloning into '/home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/tmp/build/retroarch/overlays'...
    git clone --depth 1 "git://github.com/libretro/retroarch-assets.git" "/home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/tmp/build/retroarch/assets"
    Cloning into '/home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/tmp/build/retroarch/assets'...
    /home/pi/RetroPie-Setup
    /home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/tmp/build/retroarch /home/pi/RetroPie-Setup
    
    = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
    Building RetroArch
    = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
    
    Checking operating system ... Linux
    Checking for suitable working C compiler ... Not found. Exiting.
    Makefile:1: config.mk: No such file or directory
    config.mk is outdated or non-existing. Run ./configure again.
    Makefile:84: recipe for target 'config.mk' failed
    make: *** [config.mk] Error 1
    Makefile:1: config.mk: No such file or directory
    config.mk is outdated or non-existing. Run ./configure again.
    Makefile:84: recipe for target 'config.mk' failed
    make: *** [config.mk] Error 1
    /home/pi/RetroPie-Setup
    Could not successfully build_retroarch RetroArch (/home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/tmp/build/retroarch/retroarch not found).
    #89067
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    petrockblog
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    after it failed was there a config.log in tmp/build/retroarch – that might give a clue.

    I’m unable to reproduce it here, but it can’t find your c compiler for whatever reason – so something is wrong with your image. Have you adjusted the system in any way ? You changed your hostname at least I see.

    It might just be worth trying with a fresh image, but if there is anything further in config.log I can try and advise.

    #89092
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    brainfrz
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    sorry, there was no config.log generated. i’ll try a fresh image when i have the time and report back. 🙂 Thanks anyway 🙂

    #89109
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    brainfrz
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    well, that was sooner than expected. while practising my motto “if it ain’t broke, fix it ’till it is”, i actually managed to break retroarch in such a way i feel like somehow it randomizes button mapping every time i start 😛

    So time to start from scratch, i re-imaged my sd card, and after the essential “raspi-config” the first thing i tried was compiling retroarch from source, and this time it went smoothly.

    Still curious what happened though, i’ll try to replicate my previous install (untill the point i break it) and try to find what the change was.

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