George Whitcher

RetroPie Web GUI

A web app for managing files on your Raspberry Pi and RetroPie.

RetroPie Web GUI

RetroPie Web GUI

RetroPie Web Gui is for managing your roms in RetroPie in a nice web interface.

Requirements

  1. Apache is required. Install it by running the following command sudo apt-get install apache2
  2. PHP is required. Install it by running the following command sudo apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5 php5-mcrypt

Installation

  1. Install RetroPie Web GUI by typing the following commands cd /var/www/html/See troubleshooting for help***
  2. Now type git clone https://github.com/gwhitcher/RetroPie-Web-GUI.git
  3. Setup a symbolic link to your roms.  If you are using the precompiled RetroPie then you run ln -s /home/pi/RetroPie/roms /var/www/home/RetroPie-Web-GUI/roms.

Troubleshooting

  • If you are having trouble writing to the /var/www/html/ folder you may have to fix permissions. Type the following command to fix the permissions sudo chown USERNAME:USERGROUP /var/www/html/. For instance if you are using the precompiled RetroPie then you run sudo chown pi:pi /var/www/html/

Security

  • As I assumed your Raspberry Pi web ports would be closed I did not bother adding security. If you would like you open your web ports or are worried someone locally could destroy your roms then adding a .htpasswd is suggest. You can do this here: Dynamic Drive .htpasswd Generator
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