Is it possible to update RetroPie at all?

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  • #2387
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    ckyle22
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    I had RetroPie installed from source some months ago. It took a long time to compile but it worked and I wanted to update the emulators and such to the latest versions. I did something wrong because it didn’t work. So I downloaded the premade SD Card image that was posted here and it works great. However, I still want to know if it’s possible to update RetroPie (the emulators, RetroArch itself and EmulationStation, etc) and if so, how do I do it?

    Because apparently the binaries from the SD Card image are from April.

    #2420
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    resentedpoet
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    did you remember to update the retropie setup script first? In order to update RetroPie, you first update the setup script, then update the binaries.

    #2438
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    petrockblog
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    Alternatively to what resentedpoet said, you could run the Setup Script and use the “source-based installation” to update individual components. Depending on the selected components this could take some time, though.

    #2443
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    petrockblog
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    I just added an option to the RetroPie Script for updating the binaries of an existing installation, see https://github.com/retropie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/How-to-Update-an-Existing-RetroPie-Installation.

    #2459
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    jcx1028
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    Here’s a potentially dumb question… How do I get to the main menu of the RetroPie Setup Script in order to update the binaries?

    #2462
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    resentedpoet
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    @jcx1028

    I’m assuming you are auto booting into emulation station. From ES, press F4 to exit. You should still have your RetroPie-Setup folder located in your home folder. Launch the file retropie_setup using the command

    sudo ./retropie_setup.sh and follow petrockblog’s instructions.

    #2463
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    jcx1028
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    Awesome. Thank you. I appreciate your help.

    #2539
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    ckyle22
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    I just added an option to the RetroPie Script for updating the binaries of an existing installation, see https://github.com/retropie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/How-to-Update-an-Existing-RetroPie-Installation.

    I don’t see that option even though I updated the setup script.

    #2540
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    ckyle22
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    Nevermind, it works. It didn’t update the setup script properly. Thank you. 🙂

    #19365
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    deaftolight
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    If you install from source and then choose update binaries, will that overwrite your install from source, and downgrade any emulators if the source was newer at the time of install?

    #86464
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    chito
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    Why isnt there only one update feature that updates the scripts and then updates the binaries?

    wait is that cause it needs to reboot after updating the scripts?

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