Package Details: emulationstation-git 1034.99c1ddb-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: emulationstation-git
Description: A graphical front-end for emulators with controller navigation. Developed for the Raspbery Pi, but runs on most Linux systems.
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Licenses: MIT
Provides: emulationstation
Submitter: drewbs
Maintainer: darkshines
Last Packager: darkshines
Votes: 33
Popularity: 0.054080
First Submitted: 2013-06-03 15:54
Last Updated: 2017-10-04 08:51

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darkshines commented on 2018-06-19 12:31

So far, no luck. Sorry.

Tromzy commented on 2018-06-19 12:18

Any update on this ?

jvalecillos commented on 2018-06-03 18:06

I have the same error as @quellen. For some reason the path references the directory where the package was compiled. @darkshines do you have any progress?

Edit: By searching for this issue I've found an issue already reported about it:

darkshines commented on 2018-05-08 06:44

It seems like most people just use RetroPie-Setup, which configures and builds emulationstation and additionally copies some resources to the config directory of ES. I asked for a hint upstream and will fix the PKGBUILD as soon as I can get it to run myself.

alt0160 commented on 2018-05-08 04:05

I have the same problem as quellen.

quellen commented on 2018-04-29 17:51

it doesn't run:

$ emulationstation

lvl0: Error - File type unknown!

emulationstation: /tmp/emulationstation-git/src/EmulationStation/es-core/src/resources/Font.cpp:17: Font::FontFace::FontFace(ResourceData&&, int): Assertion `!err' failed.

Annullato (core dump creato)

darkshines commented on 2017-10-04 08:52

I updated the PKGBUILD to not delete the src directory. That makes total sense. Thanks for the report.

FelledTreeNo9 commented on 2017-10-02 22:18

This ought not to delete the source folder at the end of package() as I've never seen a PKGBUILD do that before, and especially since the default config file subsequently tells you to look at a particular file in the source for the allowed scraping platform names.

MCMic commented on 2017-07-24 16:38

Found a way to install themes from
You just have to clone themes in /etc/emulationstation/themes.
Example: git clone

MCMic commented on 2017-07-24 16:12

A patch to use .config instead would be appreciated.

Also I get a black background and game names in blue, it’s quite ugly, it seems this package does not include any theme and the default one is buggy.
I installed emulationstation-themes but I’m not sure at which config option should be changed to use that.

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