Following your Web Server book I downloaded the LittleFS zip and extracted it to the download directory as a trial. Then looked in Arduino IDE directory but there is no tools subdir to extract it into. FWIW I also noticed that trying to launch the extracted .jar file (in downloads) gave a java runtime error “invalid or corrupt jar file” error. Java runtime is latest 8.x.
So far the simple sketches in the IDE examples compile and upload fine. My NodeMCU 8266 12E reports itself as board V1.0 but 2.0 Arduino Board type has been working fine. I can compile and run same simple sketches in Platform IO just as well. My 8266s require manual setting of 9600 bps for serial monitor due to CH340 chip.
If my 2.x Arduino IDE has no tools subdir where can I extract the LittleFS zip file within? Must I deprecate to 1.8.x IDE? Or use only Platform IO with Little FS?
So far pleased with the eBook
tnx in advance
chuck.yahrling Libby MT USA
Arduino 2.0 doesn’t support the LittleFS upload plugin,
You need to use the 1.8.x version.
SARA: Arduino.cc has removed even the 1.8.19 download I tried after seeing your tip on 2.0.2 not supporting LittleFS. You might want to flag that for unsuspecting users. Had to get 1.8.13 from filehippo. I could not find any download links for 1.8.x on arduino.cc
But the real issue for me was that evidently some or all of the 1.8.x releases put the Installation directory in Programs(x86) not in the ~/HOME/* directory as indicated in the eBook. AND the extraction has to be run on a zip file NOT residing in the Arduino/tools directory. Never saw that kind of behavior on windows (10 in this case) or linux before. You then Browse to the ~TOOLS subdirectory as an output.
I was not able to regress 1.8.19 because the 1.8.13 won’t install along side of it and I had already spent too much time puzzling over interpretations of the eBook instructions. But tere is always something to derail you when things are going smoothly, isn’t there?
What do you mean?
You can download the Arduino 1.18.19 here: https://www.arduino.cc/en/software
Scroll down the page and you’ll find it. If you’re using windows download the ZIP file.
Let me know if this helps.