Package Details: emulationstation-git 1:2.4.1.r503.gc9b3f5b6-1

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Package Base: emulationstation-git
Description: Emulation Station is a flexible emulator front-end supporting keyboardless navigation and custom system themes. Active fork by the RetroPie project.
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Licenses: MIT
Provides: emulationstation
Submitter: drewbs
Maintainer: lubosz
Last Packager: lubosz
Votes: 31
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2013-06-03 15:54
Last Updated: 2020-03-01 13:00

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j-james commented on 2021-06-19 03:39

For anyone getting an instant segmentation fault upon launch, this is a known bug:

You have to copy the resources folder from the EmulationStation repository to ~/.emulationstation/resources.

ilikenwf commented on 2020-05-17 20:33

Fix for string issues (gcc 10 related?)

Noobfire commented on 2019-11-30 16:20


I had the exact same error as you. Checking what emulationstation does with strace, I found out that, for some bizarre reason, the directory where emulationstation searches for fonts and settings is /emulationstation/:

stat("/emulationstation/.emulationstation/es_systems.cfg", 0x7ffd5e1c9280) = -1 ENOENT (Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden) stat("/emulationstation/resources/mamenames.xml", 0x7ffd5e1c8ea0) = -1 ENOENT (Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden) stat("/emulationstation/resources/window_icon_256.png", 0x7ffd5e1c8d20) = -1 ENOENT (Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden) stat("/emulationstation/resources/opensans_hebrew_condensed_regular.ttf", 0x7ffd5e1c8c60) = -1 ENOENT (Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden)

Creating a symlink /emulationstation/ to the source directory, in my case (MANJARO: /var/tmp/pamac-build-[USERACCOUNT]/emulationstation-git/src/EmulationStation) and /emulationstation/.emulationstation to /home/[USERACCOUNT]/.emulationstation fixes the problem for me.

Obviously, this is a very hacky workaround. Some directory settings are messed up. Maybe you have an idea on how to fix that at compile time?

Tromzy commented on 2019-07-22 13:23

Nevermind, I managed to compile it from git directly and it works.

darkshines commented on 2019-07-22 13:09

I switched to Raspbian for my RPi, so I have no motivation in further maintaining the package. Sorry about that.

Tromzy commented on 2019-07-22 12:59

I still cannot get the git version to work, I get this error :

lvl0: Error - File type unknown! lvl0: CECInput::mAdapter->DetectAdapters failed emulationstation: /home/archlinux/.cache/yay/emulationstation-git/src/EmulationStation/es-core/src/resources/Font.cpp:17: Font::FontFace::FontFace(ResourceData&&, int): Assertion `!err' failed. zsh: abort (core dumped) emulationstation

The non-git version works fine, but the scraper does not work.

Anonymous comment on 2019-05-03 03:48

Can you add the desktop entry like the non-git one?

darkshines commented on 2019-02-19 08:44

I added libcec and rapidjson as dependencies.

Additionally, I updated the versioning scheme to current standards.

btd1337 commented on 2019-02-19 02:35

You need to add as dependency the following libraries for the project to be compiled:

  • libcec
  • rapidjson

and to add the command in 'buid()':

$ sudo make install

oi_wtf commented on 2019-02-11 00:37

<s> It seems this needs some libcec since a few commits back. Could you add that to (make)depends? </s>

Edit: I misread the error messages, the real issue seems to be this one:

CMake Error: The following variables are used in this project, but they are set to NOTFOUND.
Please set them or make sure they are set and tested correctly in the CMake files: