Development tools in SD card image – yes or no?

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  • #1163
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    petrockblog
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    I was thinking about removing the development tools from the RetroPie SD card image. Among the development tools are compilers and libraries that are needed for compiling all the components.

    While this would save quite some disk space and shrink the size of the download, this would also mean that (re-)compiling components would need the download of these tools beforehand.

    What do you think?

    #1197
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    Rob 3st
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    As a developer I wouldn’t take it out..

    #1233
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    petrockblog
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    The way it is done now is to have all packages that are needed for the compilation installed, but only the binaries of all RetroPie components are included in the image.

    #1234
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    Rob 3st
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    I’ve some problems adding the img on a SD. Is the img seems bigger as my 4GB SD. I could not load it on the 4GB SD. I bought 8GB SD and that’s going ok. (Only the disks don’t work on the Pi.. class 10?!) I use DiskManager on Win to copy the image and it complained about size. Never did this before by other images. Also wonder what that “0.fat” file is that comes with your image zip file.

    #1246
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    I’ve some problems adding the img on a SD. Is the img seems bigger as my 4GB SD. I could not load it on the 4GB SD. I bought 8GB SD and that’s going ok. (Only the disks don’t work on the Pi.. class 10?!) I use DiskManager on Win to copy the image and it complained about size. Never did this before by other images. Also wonder what that “0.fat” file is that comes with your image zip file.

    The next image download will have a resized partition that will fit on every 4 GB card. I made the mistake to not resize the partition on my SD card and it it apparently a bit larger than some other 4 GB cards, sorry for that. Until the release of the next image, best way is to use an 8 GB card.

    Regarding the partitions contained on the card: The version of Raspbian offered as download at raspberrypi.org is used to generate the image (see also http://blog.petrockblock.com/2013/02/22/creating-the-retropie-sd-card-image-a-recipe/). No changes were made to the partitioning.

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