Arduino CLI error

Hello everyone, I am a beginner in Arduino CLI. I already have the executable and when I try even the simplest command like board details, I am getting an error saying

"Error getting board details: creating instance: downloading builtin:ctags@5.8-arduino11 tool: Get "": dial tcp: lookup Temporary failure in name resolution"

If anybody has got this error before and knows how to resolve, please help....

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Hi @joagleena. Are you still having the problem if you try it again now? I am wondering if it was a transient error caused by a momentary outage of the download server.

I just gave it a try here and had no problems downloading that file.


Yes, I tried it just now once agian, I am facing same issue

What happens if you click on this link here on the forum?:

It should start a download of the file ctags-5.8-arduino11-pm-x86_64-pc-linux-gnu.tar.bz2.

Hello Pert, thanks for your prompt response
Yes, the file is downloaded but I am working with remote desktop, I copied the file there and tried to implement cli commands, still getting same error !

The ctags file from inside that .tar.bz2 download needs to be located at the following path:


Did you copy it there?

Hi, Thanks a lot, that worked !

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You're welcome. I'm glad to hear it's working now. Enjoy!

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