Access to debug RetroPie config files?
Floob last edited by Floob
It seems that a lot of support requests are resolved by identifying issues within configuration files from a users setup.
In order to allow quicker resolution to these problems, could there be a menu option in retropie that would package up the files easily in order to share them?
Something along these lines?
sudo apt-get install zip cd ~ zip -rq configs.zip /opt/retropie/configs/ -x /opt/retropie/configs/all/emulationstation/downloaded_images/\*
or someway the user can more easily provide access to their configs?
Yeah, I've been thinking about something similar. It's just not very fun to code, but I'll sort out something.
suprjami last edited by
Oh dear, this is sounding a lot like work.
We use sosreport which is in-repo. It's a framework which can collect files, run commands, etc and bundles it all up as a compressed file in
You could install the package as part of the RetroPie image and write a RetroPie-specific plugin to collect the files and command output you consider useful. Plugins are written in Python.
Have a setup script option and/or RetroPie ES menu option to run
sosreport -o retropieand upload the file somewhere.
Might be a bit easier to leverage this existing tool than than writing an entire new framework to do it for you?
meleu last edited by
If it is implemented someday it would be gentle to alert the user about sensitive data (TBH I can only remember retroachievements account data, nothing more).