What are packages on Retropie?
martinrdgz last edited by
I'm new to the retropie idea. I would like to know in the most simplistic way possible what are packages in the retropie and what are core packages? Thanks!
Aryetis last edited by Aryetis
@martinrdgz simple answer: packages are programs.
To be a little more precise. Packages are programs that come with "depedencies" . Depedencies are other programs that the package need to install first in order for the program to work correctly. Because in linux you can't "just install" a program, the depedencies needs to be managed in order to avoid redundancies. Bad analogy time, let's say you're a linux machine, if you wants to read you'll install the package "read", but in order for read to work you need to know your alphabet, in order to know your alphabet you need to know how to use your etes, in order etc.... It gets complicated really quick and that's why the all depedencies management process is automated by packages and programs like apt-get/aptitude/yum/etc (it depends of the inux distrib you're using). Thanks to that you don't have to care about dependices when you install a program, or uninstall it (cause you then need to remove all unnecessary depedencies), or upgrade all your packages
That's a basic sum up of what packages are and why we need them. Nothing more than google would have told you.
martinrdgz last edited by martinrdgz
Got It! I gladly appreciate the time and effort you took in explaining what packages were :) Thanks!