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Retropie-manager, screen freezes trying to install

  • Pi Model or other hardware: 3b+
    Power Supply used: Official 2.5 retropie
    RetroPie Version Used (eg 3.6, 3.8.1, 4.1 - do not write latest): version 4.4
    Built From: Pre made SD Image on RetroPie website
    USB Devices connected:
    Controller used: 2 snes controllers

    Hi everyone, I am new to retropie and having issues when installing retropie-manager

    I am connected to Wi-Fi, I have the latest raspsetup scripts etc but when I go into experimental packages and select retropie-manager my whole pi freezes. I dont even get to the screen where you select from source/binary. The screen just freezes showing the list of experimental packages.

    Has anyone has this happen before? Is there usually a long delay between clicking on the package and the from source/binary screen? I cant seem to find where this has happened for anyone.

    Thank you

  • Global Moderator

    I don't get this error, the install sub-menu opens up instantly when selecting the package. Does this happen for this package only or for other packages also ?

  • @mitu to be honest its the only package I have tried so far. Gave it a good 4-5 tries before i just gave up and turned it off

    Can it be installed via terminal or ssh or anything?

  • Global Moderator

    @Fergy1987 Sure, just run from the terminal

    sudo $HOME/RetroPie-Setup/ retropie-manager

    and it should install. You can also see the install messages - if any - during the installation.

  • So i got the below message trying to install over ssh

    Could not installed package(s): python-dev virtualenv

    and a bunch of 503 Service unavailable errors

    Any thoughts?

  • omg my stupid router was blocking the pi was going to the internet. Well now I feel stupid....damn MAC address filtering.

  • Global Moderator

    My first instinct was to ask you to check if you're connected to the internet, but you said you updated so I figured out you don't have this problem.
    Glad you figured it out.

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