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Bug 1296002

Summary: Arduino 1.6.4 fails to start
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Rich Mattes <richmattes>
Component: arduinoAssignee: Dennis Chen <barracks510>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 23CC: awilliam, barracks510, giallu, mavit, rgm, tchollingsworth, thozza
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Fixed In Version: arduino-1.6.4-4.fc23 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2016-01-16 13:21:54 UTC Type: Bug
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Description Rich Mattes 2016-01-06 05:13:09 UTC
Description of problem:
The Arduino IDE fails to launch on f23 when using the latest f23 packages.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Install arduino-1.6.4-3 from koji, and try to run the "arduino" script in /usr/bin

Steps to Reproduce:
1. $ sudo dnf install
2. $ arduino

Actual results:
$ arduino 
Loading configuration...
Initializing packages... /usr/share/arduino/dist/package_index.json (No such file or directory)
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Expected results:
IDE launches successfully.

Additional info:
It appears that the files that Arduino wants are:

When these files are both placed in /usr/share/arduino/dist, the IDE launches successfully.  The spec file should be updated to install these two files to the proper location so that the IDE starts.

Comment 1 Robert Moskowitz 2016-01-06 16:32:34 UTC
I am seeing the same error with Fedora23-arm with installing this version via Fedora-updates-testing repo.

But my installation does not have the mentioned package_index.json nor .json.sig files.

Comment 2 Adam Williamson 2016-01-06 17:01:44 UTC
Please file negative karma at - that is, click the 'X' button for "Is the update generally functional?" and post a comment explaining the problem (maybe just link to this bug). Thanks!

Comment 3 Rich Mattes 2016-01-06 17:31:49 UTC
@adam: Thanks for the reminder, I just submitted a negative report.

@robert: I got the missing files from the source tarball, not the installed rpms.  I downloaded the source from the lookaside as follows:

$ fedpkg clone -a arduino
$ cd arduino
$ fedpkg switch-branch f23
$ fedpkg prep

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2016-01-07 10:21:13 UTC
arduino-1.6.4-4.fc23 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 23.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2016-01-09 04:28:35 UTC
arduino-1.6.4-4.fc23 has been pushed to the Fedora 23 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here:

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2016-01-16 13:21:50 UTC
arduino-1.6.4-4.fc23 has been pushed to the Fedora 23 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.