Keeping RetroPie up-to-date

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    I’ve recently discovered RetroPie, and was blown away when i realized how great it was. I also read somewhere that it’s best to compile myself to, but it takes a lot of time. I hardly have any Linux knowledge, but i’m starting to understand it. So, if i’m not mistaking, i can run some apt get commands to keep it up-to-date. so, which?

    If i understand correctly, RetroPie is the name of this distribution, which basically is a pile of programs set up to work together. libretro is the backend that operates the emulators, such as mame. RetroArch is a frontend(?) that handles the controllers inputs. And EmulationStation is also a frontend, but this is the GUI, the launcher if you will. It seems a bit complicated to me, why isn’t just libretro and RetroArch the same thing? This probably sounds stupid to you who knows the answer… 😛

    I’ll be back for some finetuning questions later, unless google answers me 😉



    do all updates via the retropie script

    cd RetroPie-Setup
    sudo ./ (i think)

    then you can do a “source” upgrade, in there you can select what you want to update, as well as keeping the underlying os upto date



    cd RetroPie-Setup
    sudo git pull (get the newest retropie sources)
    sudo ./

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