Installing Blinkt with Retropie

I’m trying to install the Blinkt software but can’t seem to find where it’s being installed to??

I drop into a command prompt from Retropie, and initially ran
curl | bash
This however came up with a ‘Apt failed to update indexes!’ error

So instead followed the instruction for a manual install by typing
sudo apt-get install python3-blinkt
This seemed to complete fine. However looking through the folder directory I can’t find any mention of Pimoroni or Blinkt files?? As far as I remember when I last toyed with the Blinkt on a pi OS desktop, a Pimoroni folder was installed and in it was a Blinkt folder.

Can someone tell me what I’m doing wrong? Where would the Blinkt files be hiding?

I’ve searched my file structure for the Blinkt files and I don’t think anything has been installed??

I’ve copied down the error (I presume it’s an error?) when I enter

curl | bash

Checking environment…
Updating apt indexes…
…E: Repository ‘http:/ buster InRelease’ changed its ‘Suite’ value from ‘stable’ to ‘oldstable’
E: Repository ‘http:/ buster InRelease’ changed its ‘Suite’ value from ‘testing’ to ‘oldstable’
Apt failed to update indexes!

Can anyone tell me why this is happening? Surely this is a known issue?

Try git clone
Then have another look.

You can use Plasma with a blinkt. I’ve done it.
pimoroni/plasma: Plasma LED driver, FX Sequencer and plugins (

You should be able to fix that apt error by updating the apt indexes - try

sudo apt update

and then running the installer again.

Thanks everyone. I ran @alphanumeric s git clone and it installed perfectly! Works great with a little retropie console I’ve put together. Thanks again!

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The git clone doesn’t do an install, it just clones the repository to your pi.
That gets you the examples folder you were looking for.
To do an install from that download you run the