Can't Install some packages
I installed RetorPie on Ubuntu 20.04 on an spare laptop. The OS is X64, which I confirmed by running "uname -m" from console via SSH.
For some reason, alot of my packages are unable to install with red text.
If I try to install one of them, Mame4all for example. I am getting an error,
Why does it not allow it to install? does it think that my system X86?
I think the message is pretty clear:
Sorry but the
mame4allpackage is not available for your system (x86)
Some packages are available only for some platforms, the fact that they're shown red in the list it means they're not installable/compatible for the current platform.
Why do you want to install
mame4all? That's an old MAME version, modified for the Pi platform specifically. There are more recent arcade emulators you can use -
mame2003-plus- which have better support and are supported on the
@mitu Mame4all was an example, i have FBA setup as well. Lots of packages are showing that, my platform is X64, so wondering why retropie is saying it's X86.
x86is the generic platform name RetroPie uses for both 32/64 bit Intel/AMD.
sleve_mcdichael last edited by
@zeref2016 it's not x64 it's x86_64. RetroPie is showing flags
x86(true, that's the first half of "x86_64") and
64bit(also true, that's the second half.)
The example you shared requires the
videocoreflag; your system does not have that flag. Videocore is a low-power mobile multimedia processor found on Broadcom SoC's like the Raspberry Pi 1, 2, and 3. It's not found on x86 (or x86_64) systems. That package is built specifically to utilize the functionality of the videocore processor, which is not present on your system. That's why the package cannot be installed on your system.
@sleve_mcdichael aahh ok, so it's cause it's not on a Raspberry, ok that makes sense then. Thank you