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Need help getting the Arduino setup for the Adafruit ESP32 F
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Need help getting the Arduino setup for the Adafruit ESP32 F

by sealyon on Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:35 am

Trying to follow the learn guide setup instructions for the Arduino IDE setup for the ESP32 V2. Having trouble installing the ESP32 Board Support Package from GitHub. Following the instructions given in the link under 'Install ESP32 Board Support Package from GitHub'. I've installed git and am trying to run GitGui with the provided information filled in. However, it keeps stopping the clone with an error saying that named target directory already exists. I'm providing exactly what it says in the link: for me -- C:/Users/clyon/Documents/Arduino/hardware/espressif/esp32. Yes, that folder exists but it seems like it will exist for everyone. Am I supposed to remove the folder before running this? Appreciate any help.

Another related question. Can I program this using PlatformIO instead of the vanilla Arduino IDE? If so, what needs to be done to allow that?

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Re: Need help getting the Arduino setup for the Adafruit ESP

by dastels on Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:09 am

Have you looked into updating that board support package? If the directory is there than it's been previously installed, either as part of Arduino or manually.

Platformio can be used if the required board and platform support is available. There is copious documentation available at https://platformio.org/.

If you are using a Feather ESP32V2, for example, support is there (has to be installed).

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Re: Need help getting the Arduino setup for the Adafruit ESP

by sealyon on Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:44 am

Ok. Not sure how that got there. But it doesn't contain all the files listed in the link. Is there a way to just uninstall what's there and reinstall the current Board Support package? Can I just delete the files & folders?

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Re: Need help getting the Arduino setup for the Adafruit ESP

by dastels on Wed Jun 22, 2022 12:00 pm

Hmm... I don't see a way to uninstall a board support package in pre-2.0 Arduino. I don't know if removing the directory would cleanly remove the package. Have you tried to update it?

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Re: Need help getting the Arduino setup for the Adafruit ESP

by sealyon on Wed Jun 22, 2022 12:06 pm

Well, I'm using Arduino 2.0. I have not tried to update it.

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Re: Need help getting the Arduino setup for the Adafruit ESP

by dastels on Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:34 pm

In 2.0 you can uninstall from the board manager. I'd try that and then reinstall it.

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Re: Need help getting the Arduino setup for the Adafruit ESP

by adafruit2 on Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:19 pm

Feather V2 is now in the 2.0.3 ESP32 board support package you can just insall it from the bsp manager :)

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