I am compiling using MacBook air 2020 M1 chip
Big Sur 11.5.2
When compiling the ESP-32 CAM example CameraWebServer I get the following Error:
File "/Users/frankgriffin/Library/Arduino15/packages/esp32/hardware/esp32/1.0.6/tools/gen_esp32part.py", line 536
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
It might be caused by the wrong version of Python being used. print was changed to a function in Python 3 and that gen_esp32part.py was written for Python 3. You'll get exactly this error by trying to execute that script using Python 2.
The ESP32 boards platform expects that you will have Python 3 installed and in your path so it will run via the python command.
What do you get if you run this command from a terminal?:
Unfortunately, I don't know much about macOS. You will need to make sure the location of the Python 3 installation comes first in your PATH environment variable, before the Python 2 path. I'm sure there is a very user friendly way to do that, but I'm not sure what it is.
I see this:
You could go into that file and make sure to add the path of the Python 3 installation above the Python 2 one in the file.
Do you still get the error after you use the Arduino IDE's Boards Manager (Tools > Board > Boards Manager) to update to 2.0.0? Even if there is a reason you are using 1.0.6, it's worth doing just as an experiment. You can always install 1.0.6 again after.