Downloading and installing the new Arduino IDE for ESP8266

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By ohgary
#82893 Installed Arduino IDE 1.8.9 and used the ... index.json for the packages. I can build to an arduino board but if I try to build to any esp8266 based board I get this error.
Looks like a pathing issues.
instead of find tools under the .../hardware/esp8266 directoy I dont see tools are the error indicates but I see a directrory called 2.5.2. That directory has a bunch of files include a tools directory and then I find the esptool file.

I assume and IDE or esp8266 board libary no keeping up with each other. How do I fix. I have tired to move the tool directory up a couple of levels with a soft link and that didnt seem to fix anything.


fork/exec /home/gary/.arduino15/packages/esp8266/hardware/esp8266/tools/esptool: no such file or directory

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By Bonzo
#82895 Have you tried following any of the online tutorials for installing ESP8266 boards? I have done it on three different Windows computers without any problems; even installing on a non operating system hard drive.
This is an example site and I do not think it is the one I used but may point you in the right direction: ... duino-ide/
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By ohgary
#82897 YES, I have followed the online directions, Its pretty simple, install the IDE and then add the package. The issue is when trying to compile something on esp, its failing with the noted issue. so the "verify" step in most of the links is where I am stuck.