Package Details: arduino 1:1.6.12-2

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: arduino
Description: Arduino prototyping platform SDK
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL, LGPL
Submitter: bardo
Maintainer: NicoHood
Last Packager: NicoHood
Votes: 523
Popularity: 13.289735
First Submitted: 2007-02-10 16:33
Last Updated: 2016-10-24 14:46

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NicoHood commented on 2016-10-24 13:49

I am wondering what problem you guys have. That sounds really strange.

I am going to push the new package in a few minutes and you can try again. The new package has new (optional) dependencies, which you should really have a look at and install first.

Salamandar commented on 2016-10-24 12:12

There's a bug : the file '/usr/share/arduino/lib/version.txt' contains '${version}' and not a readable version.

joanmanel commented on 2016-10-24 11:34

ls -la /home/juanma/Downloads/arduino/src/Arduino-1.6.12/build/shared/
total 136
drwxr-xr-x 6 juanma juanma 4096 Sep 21 11:09 .
drwxr-xr-x 7 juanma juanma 4096 Sep 21 11:09 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 juanma juanma 41 Sep 21 11:09
drwxr-xr-x 13 juanma juanma 4096 Sep 21 11:09 examples
-rw-r--r-- 1 juanma juanma 41 Sep 21 11:09
drwxr-xr-x 11 juanma juanma 4096 Sep 21 11:09 icons
drwxr-xr-x 3 juanma juanma 4096 Sep 21 11:09 lib
-rw-r--r-- 1 juanma juanma 12874 Sep 21 11:09 manpage.adoc
-rw-r--r-- 1 juanma juanma 41 Sep 21 11:09
-rw-r--r-- 1 juanma juanma 78028 Sep 21 11:09 revisions.txt
drwxr-xr-x 3 juanma juanma 4096 Sep 21 11:09 tools
-rw-r--r-- 1 juanma juanma 41 Sep 21 11:09

seems to be fine.

I can download all the files it complains about with wget or curl.

It seems more people is having the same problem:

NicoHood commented on 2016-10-19 21:08

I think I've missed you.

Can you manually download the file?
Do you have write permission for this path? what does the following give?
ls -la /home/juanma/Downloads/arduino/src/Arduino-1.6.12/build/shared/

You can also try my linked updated PKGBUILDs. I will push them next week or so when I find the time to do so. It'd be good to have another tester anyways.

joanmanel commented on 2016-10-19 16:51

I am getting the following error:

[get] Getting:
[get] To: /home/juanma/Downloads/arduino/src/Arduino-1.6.12/build/shared/
[get] Error getting to /home/juanma/Downloads/arduino/src/Arduino-1.6.12/build/shared/

[echo] Testing checksum of "shared/"
[checksum] Could not find file /home/juanma/Downloads/arduino/src/Arduino-1.6.12/build/shared/ to generate checksum for.

/home/juanma/Downloads/arduino/src/Arduino-1.6.12/build/build.xml:102: The following error occurred while executing this line:
/home/juanma/Downloads/arduino/src/Arduino-1.6.12/build/build.xml:627: The following error occurred while executing this line:
/home/juanma/Downloads/arduino/src/Arduino-1.6.12/build/build.xml:181: The following error occurred while executing this line:
/home/juanma/Downloads/arduino/src/Arduino-1.6.12/build/build.xml:830: Could not find file /home/juanma/Downloads/arduino/src/Arduino-1.6.12/build/shared/ to generate checksum for.

NicoHood commented on 2016-10-18 22:29

@tfl5034 thanks for the feedback. I've noticed that astyle also does not work. I think I need to fix that at a later time.

I am wondering what white menus you get. Which DE you use and have you tried deleting the .arduino folder inside home? I've never had such problems. Can you please try to start arduino in command line and post the output when you open those white windows? A screenshot would also be nice.

If you can also try that inside a vm that'd be nice. Because for me it works everywhere. I use XFCE.

tfl5034 commented on 2016-10-18 22:25


I just built and installed the new package using the PKGBUILDs and patches you supplied and it built fine. I did notice that I still am having the problem of blank pop up windows with both the boards manager and the library manager. Basically I am having the same old problems. I don't think I'd be any help with ctags or liblistserial.

NicoHood commented on 2016-10-09 15:35

Hey guys,
I've been working a lot on the arduino package. I'd need some brave testers who are willing to test the new PKGBUILDs which will make it into the new community repository soon(er or later when my key gets signed).

The PKGBUILDs + patches can be found here:

The changes I made:
split into arduino, arduino-builder, arduino-avr-core and arduino-docs. Arduino-docs and the avr-core are optional. The docs can be used via the help tab in the ide, but the reference search is broken (upstream reported).

arduino-avr-core provides the avr core with patched platform.txt which uses the archlinux avr-gcc and avrdude instead. This way you can use the latest optimization and have less security issues or simply disk space. If you still need to use their old avr-gcc 4.9.2 you can do so in the boards manager by downloading their avr-core.

Some of their libraries are also not part of the package anymore, for example the keyboard library. You can install those via the library manager, as they are out of data very quickly anyways.

Now where I really need some help:
ctags and liblistserial are not functional with the upstream packages. I tried a few things, but I am not really sure how to get this working properly.

libastyle seems to work fine so far.

Any general feedback would be highly appreciated. If you wish I can also push this to AUR but I'd like to have a few other testers first. This is a work in progress.

tfl5034 commented on 2016-09-26 19:50

The Boards Manager window shows up completely blank for me. Is anyone else having this problem and know of a solution?

thoth commented on 2016-09-26 05:31

I need to docment it, but to get around this I am actually running arduino in a docker container:

`make run` and the thing actually pops up in X for me, I can program and everything.

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