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RetroPie-Manager web app (Recalbox-Manager fork/mod)



  • I managed this port for me and a couple of friends. So far it seems it doesn't interest many other people, but if you want to try it, it could be useful to find out bugs I missed.

    https://github.com/botolo78/RetroPie-Manager



  • @Botolo

    Neat. :)



  • @Botolo this is great. But I think it would be better to implement a way to avoid the necessity to rename the roms directories before release it to the world.
    It can bring confusions when users follow the RetroPie's documentation...
    I can try to do it and make a Pull Request if you think it's impotant too.



  • @meleu it would be great. As far as I understood the problem python, or at last that code, doesn't like the dash in the folder name.

    Keep in mind this is a really crude port. Most of the variables are still named recalbox something for example



  • @Botolo Did you try to use symbolic links? I think this would be the naive solution! And won't require all that effort to mess with emulationstation config files.



  • @meleu if I add symlinks in the roms folder python can read the links but still crashes with the original folder because they are still in the same path.

    I thought to set an alternative roms path in the config and point to a folder that contains simlinks for every emulator but it sounds creazy.

    On monday I'll try something on my raspberry and if I'll get somewhere I'll commit in the dev repository. I'd be happy for any help, so let me know if you'd like access on github :)



  • @Botolo what about rename and then symlink to fit the retropie style name? I think it won't crash none of retropie's routine (for example, genesis is a symlynk to megadrive), and will avoid those crazy emulationstation manual configuration.



  • @meleu said in Recalbox Manager port:

    @Botolo what about rename and then symlink to fit the retropie style name? I think it won't crash none of retropie's routine (for example, genesis is a symlynk to megadrive), and will avoid those crazy emulationstation manual configuration.

    That I didn't try, but I guess nothing would change. I'll try anyway just in case python doesn't bother that much about symlinks :)

    I'm sure there is a smart move to do, but I'm not a Coder and I could be missing something stupid.

    As it is now it's just a temporary workaround



  • I didn't even test the RetroPie-Manager. I tried to install it on my x86 RetroPie (my ubuntu laptop), and failed. The problem is the absence of that virtualenv package on ubuntu repositories.

    Since RetroPie is instalable on other platforms, I think you should warn the users that the RetroPie-Manager is for Raspberry Pi (at least, for now).

    I'll try to test it on my raspi when possible.

    (...) let me know if you'd like access on github

    Yes. I'm not promising an active development, but I think I can, at least, improve/simplify the instructions at README.

    Did you see I made a Pull Request correcting the installation instruction? There is an unecessary dev string on the git clone command.



  • @meleu said in Recalbox Manager port:

    I didn't even test the RetroPie-Manager. I tried to install it on my x86 RetroPie (my ubuntu laptop), and failed. The problem is the absence of that virtualenv package on ubuntu repositories.

    Since RetroPie is instalable on other platforms, I think you should warn the users that the RetroPie-Manager is for Raspberry Pi (at least, for now).

    I'll try to test it on my raspi when possible.

    (...) let me know if you'd like access on github

    Yes. I'm not promising an active development, but I think I can, at least, improve/simplify the instructions at README.

    Did you see I made a Pull Request correcting the installation instruction? There is an unecessary dev string on the git clone command.

    I'm not home, but I'll check it out as soon as possibile. Thanks



  • Pull request merged.

    I tried to as you suggested.
    I have a directory .\mamelibretro and I created a simlynk .\mame-libretro

    drwxr-xr-x  3 pi   pi   4096 Jun 21 21:35 mamelibretro
    lrwxrwxrwx  1 pi   pi     13 Jul  2 13:42 mame-libretro -> mamelibretro/
    

    The django systems view is now giving the same error it does when you keep the folder names with the dash char

    NoReverseMatch at /systems/
    Reverse for 'roms-list' with arguments '()' and keyword arguments '{u'system': 'mame-libretro'}' not found. 1 pattern(s) tried: ['systems/roms/(?P<system>\\w+)/$']
    Request Method:	GET
    Request URL:	http://192.168.178.26:8000/systems/
    Django Version:	1.8.13
    Exception Type:	NoReverseMatch
    Exception Value:	
    Reverse for 'roms-list' with arguments '()' and keyword arguments '{u'system': 'mame-libretro'}' not found. 1 pattern(s) tried: ['systems/roms/(?P<system>\\w+)/$']
    Exception Location:	/home/pi/RetroPie-Manager/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/core/urlresolvers.py in _reverse_with_prefix, line 495
    Python Executable:	/home/pi/RetroPie-Manager/bin/python
    Python Version:	2.7.9
    Python Path:	
    ['/home/pi/RetroPie-Manager',
     '/home/pi/RetroPie-Manager/lib/python2.7',
     '/home/pi/RetroPie-Manager/lib/python2.7/plat-arm-linux-gnueabihf',
     '/home/pi/RetroPie-Manager/lib/python2.7/lib-tk',
     '/home/pi/RetroPie-Manager/lib/python2.7/lib-old',
     '/home/pi/RetroPie-Manager/lib/python2.7/lib-dynload',
     '/usr/lib/python2.7',
     '/usr/lib/python2.7/plat-arm-linux-gnueabihf',
     '/usr/lib/python2.7/lib-tk',
     '/home/pi/RetroPie-Manager/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages',
     '/home/pi/RetroPie-Manager/lib/python2.7/site-packages']
    Server time:	Sat, 2 Jul 2016 13:42:33 +0000
    

    I have to find out why and if it's possible to fix the error



  • Clearly it's not a problem python has listing the directories.
    I did some tests and the test-dir is listed in the array.

    print(existing_sys)
    [('psx', 'psx'), ('fds', 'fds'), ('atarilynx', 'atarilynx'), ('test-dir', 'test-dir'), ('fba', 'fba'), ('zxspectrum', 'zxspectrum'), ('segacd', 'segacd'), ('genesis', 'genesis'), ('gba', 'gba'), ('n64', 'n64'), ('sega32x', 'sega32x'), ('arcade', 'arcade'), ('ngp', 'ngp'), ('sg1000', 'sg1000'), ('megadrive', 'megadrive'), ('mamelibre tro', 'mamelibretro'), ('psp', 'psp'), ('snes', 'snes'), ('mame4all', 'mame4all'), ('atari7800', 'atari7800'), ('gbc', 'gbc'), ('nes', 'nes'), ('gamegear', 'gamegear') , ('pcengine', 'pcengine'), ('gb', 'gb'), ('neogeo', 'neogeo'), ('ngpc', 'ngpc'), ('mastersystem', 'mastersystem'), ('amstradcpc', 'amstradcpc'), ('atari2600', 'atari2 600'), ('msx', 'msx'), ('vectrex', 'vectrex')]

    I have to understand better that reverse match section



  • @Botolo genesis is a symlink and is present too. The problem is neither the dash nor the symlink.



  • @meleu said in Recalbox Manager port:

    @Botolo genesis is a symlink and is present too. The problem is neither the dash nor the symlink.

    It was indeed the dash.
    The problem was in the urls.py regex that didn't match the name with "-".

    Now I think it's working. Can you try it?



  • @Botolo said in Recalbox Manager port:

    The problem was in the urls.py regex that didn't match the name with "-".

    Do you mean no need for those annoying renaming process?! Great!!! :D

    Now I think it's working. Can you try it?

    I'm away from my rasp, but I'll try it this evening. :-)



  • @meleu said in Recalbox Manager port:

    @Botolo said in Recalbox Manager port:

    The problem was in the urls.py regex that didn't match the name with "-".

    Do you mean no need for those annoying renaming process?! Great!!! :D

    Now I think it's working. Can you try it?

    I'm away from my rasp, but I'll try it this evening. :-)

    And of course another issue come up :D
    With the new regex the form seems unable to delete the files.

    It's a never ending job :/



  • Bug fixed. I hope



  • @Botolo another Pull Request on README. Check it out. :-)


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    @Botolo just out of curiosity how much overhead does this tool have?



  • @meleu said in Recalbox Manager port:

    @Botolo another Pull Request on README. Check it out. :-)

    Merged, thanks :)


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