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ipearx

Hi I'm brand new to Arduino, never installed before and trying to install some boards so I can play with the Adiafruit Playground express.

Here's what I've done:
1) Download the Arduino IDE
2) Put in the app folder on OSX 10.4.1
3) Go to boards manager
4) I get the following error in the console:

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https://downloads.arduino.cc/packages/package_index.json file signature verification failed. File ignored
Googling didn't not help. Everyone suggested deleting the preferences file, but it was a fresh install! I did try that of course, but no difference. I then tried the beta IDE 1.9.0 same problem.

Any ideas? Not a good experience so far  :smiley-confuse:

ipearx

Note I can access the file https://downloads.arduino.cc/packages/package_index.json happily in my browser, so it's downloading it fine.

pert

Try this:
  • In the Arduino IDE, click the link on the line following File > Preferences > More preferences can be edited directly in the file. This will open the Arduino15 (or similar name depending on OS) folder.
  • Delete all files and folders under the Arduino15 folder except for preferences.txt. Please be very careful when deleting things from your computer. When in doubt, back up!
  • Restart the Arduino IDE

After that, try your Boards Manager installation again.

ipearx

Try this:
  • In the Arduino IDE, click the link on the line following File > Preferences > More preferences can be edited directly in the file. This will open the Arduino15 (or similar name depending on OS) folder.
  • Delete all files and folders under the Arduino15 folder except for preferences.txt. Please be very careful when deleting things from your computer. When in doubt, back up!
  • Restart the Arduino IDE

After that, try your Boards Manager installation again.
To confirm I have tried that, the same error is given afterwards. I tried restarting the app too before trying again. And making sure I closed the app before deleting the files. I also tried deleting the whole Arduino15 folder.

DBMcDonald

Are you really running OS.X 10.4 (Tiger), or was this a typo for 10.14?
Min spec for Arduino 1.8.9 is OS.X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

ipearx

Are you really running OS.X 10.4 (Tiger), or was this a typo for 10.14?
Min spec for Arduino 1.8.9 is OS.X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
Sorry yes typo 10.14.1

pert

Are you behind a corporate firewall? Someone had this same problem when their firewall was injecting a warning into the downloaded file.

DBMcDonald

Out of curiosity did some Googling and there is some indication that it could be a router PPPOE problem.  Disabling PPPOE may resolve it.  It can't hurt to try.

ipearx

Are you behind a corporate firewall? Someone had this same problem when their firewall was injecting a warning into the downloaded file.
I've done some testing and got it working by connecting to my mobile phone. So yes my internet connection has something to do with it. It is just a home internet connection, so this shouldn't be a problem. Thanks for the idea.

pert

I'm glad to hear you have managed to narrow down the cause of the problem a bit at least. Please let us know if you make any further progress, as that information could be useful to others who have the same problem. Here's another person having the same problem right now:
https://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=621637

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