after install “from source” using retropie-setup.sh this dir is almost 1GB so if possible I would like to rm it. The name suggests it’s temporary data and can be removed but:
1. if this is indeed temp data then why it is not removed by the script?
2. is those are needed libs/bins then why they are in *tmp* dir?
1. because you might want to change something / re-try a build etc – see ./retropie_packages.sh – you can run individual steps etc. I may introduce a module to clean this up though, or just clean it up after using the setup gui.
most people should install from binaries imho – there is little reason to build from source as an end user – our binaries are now split, and updated often. but as I said, I will look at adding something to the retropie-setup to clean the directory or a module.