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  • Filing “Boardverwalter-URL” locally

     Lukas updated 3 years, 10 months ago 2 Members · 4 Posts
  • cbijo

    September 2, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    I am using Controllino-Maxi for controlling a machine, and it functions very well. Now, finishing the project, I would like to back-up the Arduino-IDE in it’s current revision, with all necessary files locally stored. This includes the “Controllino Board-Vervalter”-file. I have therefore copied the Controllino json file from GITHUB, and in the IDE Presets “Zus√§tzliche Boardverwalter URLs” written the path: file:///C:/trash_arduino/package_ControllinoHardware_index.json

    I then expected the Controllino hardware to be listed under Boards, but this is not the case, and I therefore get a compiler error.

    What can be the reason? Have I written the path in a wrong format?

  • Lukas

    August 10, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Hello, have you resolved this issue, please? I am afraid that I do not understand what is the issue here … you want to backup the toolchain in the current version and therefore you want to have the JSON stored locally? But why? Once the CONTROLLINO Board Support Package is installed, you do not need the (link to the) JSON file. Only if you want to be informed about updates … Just a tip – if you want to freeze/backup your toolchain it is better to install it to a virtual machine.

  • cbijo

    August 24, 2020 at 11:18 am

    Hello, no I have not resolved the issue.

    The Arduino is working in our validated (“frozen”) production machine. If a change in the Arduino (plc-) program needs to be done, it will probably be done using another PC. If the Arduino environment / toolchain has changed version then a revalidation needs to be done, which I would like to avoid.

    Ideally the whole Arduino environment should therefore be on an “installation-CD” status 2019, but this seems not possible.

    Thanks – I will look into your idea about using a virtual machine for backup.

  • Lukas

    August 24, 2020 at 12:29 pm


    thanks for the explanation. Now I understand!

    I do not think that it is possible to install complete machine including all environments locally and be able to have the machine in the same shape like the “frozen one”.

    If you need a backup for a case of (SW) system crash, then you should use a backup partition. If you need a backup for a case of HW crash, or OS obsolesence they I really vote for a virtual machine.

    Best regards,


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