is it safe to rm -R ../RetrpPie-Setup/tmp/build ?

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    Profile photo of koraboros

    after install “from source” using 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?

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    1. because you might want to change something / re-try a build etc – see ./ – 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.

    Profile photo of adcooney

    Perhaps have some config file the setup script uses which by default contains a property that by default is set to clean the tmp dir.

    Would mean for most people it is fine and for people needing something else they only change a config file

    Profile photo of petrockblog

    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.

    in the meantime, just rm -rf it

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