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new board manager v1.3.0 problem?
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new board manager v1.3.0 problem?

by peterhsi75 on Wed Jan 26, 2022 1:10 am

I have been working on ItsyBitsy nRF52840 express board using v1.2.0 board manager for the past few weeks. Everything works fine. During development tonight, all of a sudden, the previously working code can no longer compile. The error message was:
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Arduino: 1.8.16 (Windows 10), Board: "Adafruit ItsyBitsy nRF52840 Express, S140 6.1.1, Level 0 (Release), Serial"
exec: "C:\\Users\\peter\\AppData\\Local\\Arduino15\\packages\\adafruit\\hardware\\nrf52\\1.3.0/tools/adafruit-nrfutil/win32/adafruit-nrfutil.exe": file does not exist
Error compiling for board Adafruit ItsyBitsy nRF52840 Express.
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I notice there is new board manager v1.3.0. I updated the board manager. It still gave me the same error message. I wonder what happened? Where can I find the "adafruit-nrfutil.exe" file?

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Re: new board manager v1.3.0 problem?

by peterhsi75 on Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:49 am

I also got an error message about the additional board manager URL which was entered in File->Preference menu
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Error downloading https://www.adafruit.com/package_adafruit_index.json

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Re: new board manager v1.3.0 problem?

by peterhsi75 on Wed Jan 26, 2022 12:17 pm

I removed the Adafruit nRF52 v1.3.0 board manager and then reinstall it. The compiler and upload works again.

However, I still got the same error message: "error downloading https://www.adafruit.com/package_adafruit_index.json". Should I ignore this message?

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Re: new board manager v1.3.0 problem?

by zaricd on Thu Jan 27, 2022 5:06 pm

Same here. it looks that link https://www.adafruit.com/package_adafruit_index.json is offline.

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Re: new board manager v1.3.0 problem?

by adafruit_support_carter on Fri Jan 28, 2022 2:40 pm

Use this URL instead:
https://adafruit.github.io/arduino-boar ... index.json

The guides are being updated to remove reference to that other URL.

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Re: new board manager v1.3.0 problem?

by adafruit2 on Fri Jan 28, 2022 2:48 pm

where are you seeing the link
https://www.adafruit.com/package_adafruit_index.json
thats not a valid link

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Re: new board manager v1.3.0 problem?

by peterhsi75 on Sat Jan 29, 2022 10:57 am

Thank you. The new link solved the problem. The old link was copied from your website for ItsyBitsy board. I see that your website is updated with new link too.

Peter

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Re: new board manager v1.3.0 problem?

by peterhsi75 on Sat Jan 29, 2022 12:25 pm

One more thing. After I paste the new link to the preference-> additional board URL and restart Arduino IDE, I got error message during compiling. I need to remove board manager v1.3.0 and re-install it again to get rid of the compiling error.

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Re: new board manager v1.3.0 problem?

by adafruit2 on Sat Jan 29, 2022 1:27 pm

yep! ok good - yeah that link is not maintained lol

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Re: new board manager v1.3.0 problem?

by antonelliCP on Tue Feb 01, 2022 6:00 pm

I believe that the boards manager is still broken, or broken in a new way. I have the correct json link, but there is an error downloading the gcc compiler
Boards manager states:
Error downloading https://github.com/adafruit/arduino-boa ... -win32.zip

Quick search for this file from browser shows that the file is not found.
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Re: new board manager v1.3.0 problem?

by adafruit2 on Tue Feb 01, 2022 6:24 pm

yeah the maintainer will return from new years shortly - please use the older versions for now :)

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Re: new board manager v1.3.0 problem?

by antonelliCP on Wed Feb 02, 2022 1:49 pm

Um. Ok, but the boards that I have are not usable with out this. Where is the older version of the board manager posted?

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Re: new board manager v1.3.0 problem?

by adafruit2 on Wed Feb 02, 2022 1:56 pm

in the board support manager, can you select the previous version in the dropdown? also delete/uninstall the adafruit board support package you have, it maybe in your Arduino15 folder
https://support.arduino.cc/hc/en-us/art ... o15-folder

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Re: new board manager v1.3.0 problem?

by antonelliCP on Wed Feb 02, 2022 6:48 pm

Hello. I appreciate the quick replies. Here is what I know.

1) The "release" directory doesn't exist on github for the nrf52 products. I think that this the thing that is wrong.
2) how to delete this Version of the board package (1.3?) is unclear. There is lots of stuff in the Arduino15 directory and deleting things (I tried) ends up in some non-functional installation
2) https://adafruit.github.io/arduino-boar ... index.json doesn't have a version that I can see - In other words, we can't go to old versions with an older .json reference
3) I've tried several combinations of arduino ide download, but I don't want old versions that have security flaws.

When will the correct package information be posted? An estimate on this, considering the new year's festivities, is helpful

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Re: new board manager v1.3.0 problem?

by antonelliCP on Wed Feb 02, 2022 6:51 pm

I think that this affects other packages as well: adafruit SAMD package, for example

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