5

I upgraded to Arduino 1.5.7 in hopes of using the command line interface for a larger project. However, the old package I was using to program the ATTiny85 chip with the Sparkfun Tiny AVR Programmer no longer works. I'm getting the following error:

Third-party platform.txt does not define compiler.path. Please report this to the third-party hardware maintainer.
processing.app.debug.RunnerException
    at processing.app.debug.Compiler.getCommandCompilerCPP(Compiler.java:597)
    at processing.app.debug.Compiler.compileFiles(Compiler.java:275)
    at processing.app.debug.Compiler.compileSketch(Compiler.java:642)
    at processing.app.debug.Compiler.compile(Compiler.java:125)
    at processing.app.Sketch.build(Sketch.java:1589)
    at processing.app.Sketch.exportApplet(Sketch.java:1611)
    at processing.app.Sketch.exportApplet(Sketch.java:1597)
    at processing.app.Editor$DefaultExportHandler.run(Editor.java:2397)
    at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
    at processing.app.helpers.StringReplacer.replaceFromMapping(StringReplacer.java:97)
    at processing.app.helpers.StringReplacer.replaceFromMapping(StringReplacer.java:89)
    at processing.app.helpers.StringReplacer.formatAndSplit(StringReplacer.java:37)
    at processing.app.debug.Compiler.getCommandCompilerCPP(Compiler.java:595)
    ... 8 more

Does a package exist that will allow me to program the chip in 1.5.7?

1 Answer 1

7

You can download a version of arduino-tiny for IDE 1.5.x from here.

2
  • Where do I extract it? It contains tiny/avr/.... Do I extract /tiny to /hardware/... or do I extract the avr subfolder? Mar 13, 2016 at 16:45
  • Never mind, this doesn't work in 1.6. Mar 13, 2016 at 17:21

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.